Naas Court hears woman outline how husband hit her '10 times'

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Naas Court hears woman outline how husband hit her '10 times'
0:59 Thursday 7th of December 2017

A midlands man appeared before Naas District Court today following charges of assaulting his wife yesterday in front of their young children along with breaking glasses belonging to a Garda.

In court Garda Darryl Cullen said that in his nine years working for An Garda Síochana, he is the 'most violent criminal' he has seen in nine years. The accused is also facing charges of breaching a Safety Order.

The Garda outlined to the court that he was objecting to bail because he fears for the woman's safety.

In court the injured party's statement was read: "Tonight my husband grabbed me by the arm and pushed it behind my back.  He has hit me about ten times in the last three years."

Defence Solicitor Tony Hanahoe told the court how the accused would be able to stay with friends and would not go back to the family home.

Garda Cullen outlined allegations of how the accused was trying to get his mobile phone from his wife and would not calm down until he got it."

Garda Cullen said: "He is the most violent prisoner I have dealt with in nine years."

Garda Cullen alleged that the accused kept pushing past Gardaí in an attempt to get his phone from his wife while she was making a statement to Gardaí.

Judge Zaidan ordered that the accused appear before court this morning at 10.30am. His wife has also been requested to appear, translators have been ordered for both of them.

Meanwhile, the accused requested that he was brought to Accident & Emergency following the ruling, complaining of chest pain.

Judge Zaidan directed Gardaí to escort the accused to hospital before putting him into custody.

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