Friday, May 01, 2020



A NEWBRIDGE teenager has appeared in court charged with the assault causing harm of Peter Kennedy on Tuesday night.

Nineteen year-old Brian Ibe, whose address was given as 35 Moore Park, Newbridge, and no fixed abode, is alleged to have entered that address as a trespasser and committed an arrestable offence and assault causing harm on April 28.

He appeared at Naas district court this morning and was flanked by a number of gardaí wearing public order unit uniforms during the brief hearing.

The court was told it would be alleged that the defendant smashed a window to enter the house, went directly upstairs and attacked the injured party.

His (the defendant’s) mother and six-year-old niece were also in the house at the time.

The court heard that Mr Kennedy had sustained serious injuries including multiple head fractures, lacerations and a broken jaw.

He was initially treated at the intensive care unit of Naas Hospital before being transferred to the ICU in Beaumont Hospital.

Bail was opposed because of the seriousness of the offense and the fact that the defendant is believed ot be a flight risk

The court was told a more serious charge was being put to the DPP for consideration.

Judge Zaiden remanded the defendant in custody until May 7 when he will appear by video link from Cloverhill Prison.

The judge also ordered a psychiatric and psychological assessment for the defendant.


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