Woman charged over boiling oil attack on garda

A woman has been granted bail after she was charged with attacking a garda who was doused with boiling oil in Dublin on Sunday morning.

Woman charged over boiling oil attack on garda

A woman has been granted bail after she was charged with attacking a garda who was doused with boiling oil in Dublin on Sunday morning.

Garda Michael O'Shea, of Kilmainham station, received serious injuries during a domestic dispute call-out at Mary Aikenhead House, on James Street, in the south inner city.

Gda O'Shea, who is in his 20s, was rushed to hospital to be treated for injuries to his face, neck and shoulder. A second man injured during the incident was also taken to hospital but was later discharged.

This morning, single mother-of-two Rachel Hiheglo (27), who is originally from Togo, and has an address at Mary Aikenhead House, was charged with assault causing harm to Gda O'Shea and Mr Enzo Kone.

Gda-Sergeant Brendan Maloney told Judge Dermot Dempsey at Dublin District Court that there was no objection to bail provided the accused surrendered her passport and complied with bail conditions.

“A file is being prepared for the DPP's office, I cannot see there being directions before the end of July,” Gda-Sgt Maloney said.

Defence solicitor Cahir O'Higgin said “it is not a matter that will trouble the DPP for very long”. He told the court that the alleged incident arose “in the context of a dispute”.

“I can confirm that her passport has been surrendered, that has been done; through me she will undertake not to apply for a further passport or other travel documents,” Mr O'Higgins also informed the judge.

Judge Dempsey ordered Ms Hiheglo, who was not required to speak during the brief proceedings, to sign on at her local garda station, every Monday and Friday, between 7am and 8pm.

Ms Hiheglo was granted legal aid and ordered to appear again on September 12 next pending directions from the DPP.

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