Boy, 17, remanded for alleged head-kicking attack

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded on continuing bail over an unprovoked attack where a man was “rugby tackled” to the ground and repeatedly kicked to his head.

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded on continuing bail over an unprovoked attack where a man was “rugby tackled” to the ground and repeatedly kicked to his head.

The teenager had charged at the Children’s Court with assault causing harm to a 49-year-old man at Cabra Road, in Dublin 7, on October 20 last.

Defence solicitor Mr John Quinn told Judge Ann Ryan today that the teen needed time to consider his plea. Details of the prosecution’s evidence were disclosed to the defence yesterday.

Judge Ryan remanded the boy, who was accompanied to court by his mother, on bail to appear again later this month.

Arresting Garda Colin Davidson of the Bridewell station had said it was alleged the victim had been out walking when he was set on by a group of youths.

“They ran over and punched him a number of times. He was then rugby tackled to the ground.”

“It is alleged the accused kicked him on the head three or four times when he was on the ground,” he had said adding that it was an “unprovoked attack".

Garda Davidson agreed with Mr Quinn that the teenager had been co-operative with the investigation and the victim, who suffered cuts to his head, made a full recovery.

Two adults are also to face prosecution over the incident.

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