18-year-old appears in court for alleged stabbing in Limerick City

The Limerick Court Complex in Mulgrave Street

A YOUNG man has appeared in court charged with an alleged violent assault in which a man was stabbed in the chest in Limerick City.

Jake McNamara (18), of Main Street, Kilteely, County Limerick, appeared in the Limerick District Court in Mulgrave Street on Wednesday (November 15), facing two charges arising out of an incident on Hyde Road on October 28 last.

The teenager is charged with assault and possession of an implement under the Firearms Act on that date.

Mr McNamara appeared dressed neatly in dark clothing and wearing glasses and sat quietly in the dock during the brief hearing.

Judge Patricia Harney heard that the State is awaiting directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions in the matter.

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Evidence of arrest, charge, and caution were presented to the court by way of certificate.

Judge Harney asked whether there was any Garda objection to bail for Mr McNamara and was told there wasn’t, provided he fulfil certain conditions.

Conditions imposed on Mr McNamara were that he reside at his home address, sign on daily at the local Garda station, surrender his passport, observe a daily curfew between 11pm and 7am, and be available to Gardaí on his phone at all times.

He was also ordered to post a bail bond of €100, not to interfere with any witnesses, and to stay out of the Ballinacurra Weston, Prospect, and Southill areas.

Judge Harney assigned free legal aid for Mr McNamara after his legal counsel told the court that he is “not working” and that “he is in school”.

Judge Harney remanded Mr McNamara on bail to appear before the court again on January 17 for DPP directions.