Victim stabbed in forehead made no complaint to Limerick Gardaí

The Limerick Court Complex in Mulgrave Street

A VICTIM who was stabbed in the forehead at a birthday party in Limerick never made a formal complaint, despite spending two days in hospital, a court heard.

Darnel Price (32), of 10 Distillery View, Thomondgate, was before Limerick District court on a charge of assault.

When Judge Patricia Harney asked what were the nature of the injuries sustained in the assault, she was told the accused had stabbed the victim in the forehead.

The victim was taken to University Hospital Limerick and treated there for days. However, on release, he made no formal complaint about the assault to Gardai.

The court heard that the incident arose after Mr Price arrived at a birthday party only to be told that he was not welcome to come in.

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The court heard he went away and returned, and that this was when the assault occurred.

Mr Price is currently serving a five-year sentence on a separate charge, Judge Harney was told, and that he had 76 previous convictions.

The man’s solicitor told the court that Mr Price had been placed in care as a child and turned out in the world when he came of age without any support.

Given that there was no formal complaint, Judge Harney said she was sentencing Mr Price to two months in jail on account of the assault, to run consecutively with his current sentence.