Woman remanded over alleged assault

The Garda file in the case against a woman accused of threatening to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach during an alleged robbery is still being prepared.

Amy Dineen, of 292 Cathedral Road, Gurranabraher, Cork, is charged with robbing Malgorzata Jastrowska of an electronic cigarette valued €8 at the Parnell Place bus station.

Ms Dineen, aged 24, made an unsuccessful bail application before Christmas.

She appeared by video link from Limerick prison to Cork District Court yesterday.

Inspector Michael McGuire said it was a fresh case dating only from Nov 27, 2012, and that the file was still being prepared. He applied to have the case put back until Jan 17 for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Judge Leo Malone remanded Dineen in custody until then.

Eddie Burke, defence solicitor, said Ms Dineen would be going to the High Court in Dublin seeking bail on Monday.

Detective Garda David O’Callaghan previously outlined the allegations in the case. He alleged that a woman was sitting on a bench at the bus station when she was approached by a young woman who took an electronic cigarette out of her hand.

“She also threatened to kick her in the belly. She was eight months’ pregnant at the time. She was in fear for her safety and in fear for the safety of her unborn child,” the detective stated.

Ms Dineen said at the time, “I didn’t threaten to kick anybody.”

Ms Dineen faces a charge of robbing Ms Jastrowska of an electronic cigarette valued €8 at the Parnell Place bus station on Nov 27.

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