Deadline extended for State to get DPP directions

The State has been given another four weeks to get the DPP's directions in the case of two men charged with assaulting a Polish national, who died after he was attacked in Coolock, in Dublin.

The State has been given another four weeks to get the DPP's directions in the case of two men charged with assaulting a Polish national, who died after he was attacked in Coolock, in Dublin.

Lukasz Rzeszutko (aged 27), who had been on his way to work at a fish processing plant, was attacked at the Newtown Industrial Estate in Coolock, north Dublin in the early hours of October 2 last.

He was found on a road in the Newtown Industrial Estate in Coolock, at around 5am and had sustained serious injuries.

He was rushed to Beaumont hospital but died two days later.

Martin Morgan (aged 20) of Tonlegee Road, in Raheny, and Edward Byrne (aged 20), from Coolock, but who has an address at a YMCA hostel in Dublin 8, had been charged earlier with assault causing harm to Mr Rzeszutko.

They appeared again Dublin District Court today for the directions of the DPP to be given to the court.

However, Judge Denis McLoughlin heard that they were not available and State Solicitor Fiona Downes applied for a further remand.

Judge McLoughlin agreed to grant the adjournment until January 7 next, but he marked the case peremptory against the State, meaning the charges could be struck out if directions are not available on the next date.

Neither accused spoke during the brief hearing today.

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