Bail Refused For Accused In Weekend Concert Stabbings
|A 22-year-old man has been refused bail after he was accused of repeatedly stabbing a tourist at a Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Saturday.
There were a number of assaults at the weekend outdoor concert, including several stabbings of people in their teens and 20s.
On Monday morning Raymond Donnan, of Greenfort Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin, was charged with a number of offences in connection with the incidents.
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 park on July 7th.
Sgt Shane McCartan told Judge Gráinne Malone at Dublin District Court yesterday that Donnan made no reply in respect of the charges.
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The garda officer objected to bail, citing “the nature and degree of seriousness of the charges”.
He said Mr England had been at the concert with his girlfriend. It would be alleged he “went to the assistance of an unknown female who had been involved in an altercation”, and that Mr England was then the victim of an “unprovoked attack”.
Judge Malone was told the concert-goer was stabbed “on five occasions”, receiving four puncture wounds to his side and one to his head.
Mr Donnan spoke briefly when granted legal aid and nominated a solicitor to represent him. He has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charges.
It is understood the violent disorder charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years on conviction, while the assault charge can result in a five-year term.
Donna was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on Friday.
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