Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victim

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A Limerick man has appeared before the city’s District Court charged in connection with allegedly coughing on a shop worker during the covid-19 outbreak.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at a SPAR shop, a few yards from Henry Street garda station.
Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of no fixed abide but with a previous address at Hermitage, Ennis, Co Clare, is charged with assault causing harm to Andrrezj Stradomski, at Gleeson’s SPAR, on Henry Street.
Detective Garda Barry Moylan, Henry Street, told the court he arrested Mr Kelly at 11:41am this Wednesday and charged him at Henry Street garda station.
Detective Moylan said Mr Kelly “made no reply” after he was charged and cautioned.
Mr Kelly’s solicitor Sarah Ryan said she had “no questions” for the detective about the detention of her client.
Ms Ryan said CCTV would prove “crucial to the case”.
She said she was “not applying for bail today” and was waiting for the State to provide CCTV to her.
Detective Moylan confirmed gardai would be objecting to bail under “Section 2 of the Bail Act” as well as under “O’Callaghan Rules”.
It’s expected CCTV footage will be played to the court next Friday when Mr Kelly is to seek bail, Ms Ryan said.
Judge Marian O’Leary, presiding, remanded Mr Kelly in custody to Limerick Prison to appear before the District Court on Friday for a bail hearing.