28/09/2012

DPP Guidance Sought On SHM Gig Stabbing Accused

Eight weeks have been allowed to seek guidance from the DPP in the case of a 22-year-old man accused of stabbing a tourist at a Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park in Dublin in July,

Raymond Donnan made his fourth district court appearance today having been charged earlier with a number of offences in connection with incidents at the outdoor gig on July 7, which was attended by about 45,000 people.

Mr Donnan is accused of assault causing harm to 28-year-old Andrew England – a tourist from the Isle of Man who suffered multiple stab wounds– as well as production of a knife in the course of a dispute, violent disorder, breach of the peace and being intoxicated in public, at the Phoenix Park.

He was refused bail on July 9 after Garda Sergeant Shane McCartan cited the seriousness of the charges. However, the 22-year-old, who “made no reply in respect of the charges", was later granted High Court bail.

He appeared again today at Dublin District Court, where the prosecution told Judge Bryan Smyth that a further remand was being sought.

A file had been sent to the office of the DPP earlier this month and more time was needed to get directions.

Judge Smyth agreed and ordered Mr Donnan, who was wearing a dark blue tracksuit and grey runners, to appear again on November 23 next.

Mr Donnan has not yet entered pleas to the charges.

(H)


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