Naas District Court hears allegations of father beating his wife while she was preparing school lunches

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Naas District Court hears allegations of father beating his wife while she was preparing school lunches
9:30 Sunday 9th of December 2018

Naas District Court heard how emergency services  were contacted after a man is alleged to have assaulted his wife while the children were in the house.

The Co Wicklow man appeared before Naas District Court on Thursday charged with assault causing harm, on November 27, 2017.

Judge Desmond Zaidan read out an extract of the victim impact statement by the accused's wife who was not in court.

The statement said: "He entered the kitchen, I was preparing school lunches for the following morning."

According to the victim impact statement, the accused was drunk.

She said: "I asked him to leave, he was falling all over the place. As I made the sandwiches, he started to take a bite out of each one."

The court heard how words were exchanged and that the injured party turned to put school drinks into the fridge.

She said: "I turned my back. "

The victim impact statement described how she felt a blow to her head and then felt a second one.

Evidence was given that an 'implement' was used.

The court heard how the children ran downstairs and emergency services were called.

Defence Solicitor Conal Boyce asked for the case to be put back until the New Year for an updated Victim Impact statement.

Judge Zaidan imposed reporting restrictions to protect the children.

He said: "There is a three page statement, every sentence is compelling."

Judge Zaidan ordered that the accused appear before Naas District Court again on January 24, next.

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