Man, accused of striking another repeatedly with a broken bottle in Cork city centre, remanded in custody 

Man, accused of striking another repeatedly with a broken bottle in Cork city centre, remanded in custody 
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A 48–year-old man accused of standing over another man and striking his face repeatedly with a broken bottle in Cork city centre had the case against him adjourned until June 18.

There was some unexpected laughter in court when Paul McCarthy was remanded in custody at Cork Circuit Criminal Court where he appeared by video link.

Paul McCarthy said on video link when he was remanded in custody, “The High Court denied me bail yesterday. I am on double remand now. I am not getting out anyway. That is ridiculous sure.” 

McCarthy laughed in the video booth at prison and there was some laughter in court too at his comments.

Judge Helen Boyle suggested that the accused talk to his barrister Emmet Boyle to clarify matters for himself.

Garda Shane Coakley previously gave evidence of the alleged crime scene at St. Patrick Street on November 28 2019 where he found a man lying on the ground bleeding heavily from the face.

“While at the scene I approached Mr McCarthy outside the SuperDry shop. Mr McCarthy was lying down on the quilt and there was blood on the quilt and he had a cut on his right hand.

“Gardaí downloaded CCTV which showed Mr McCarthy going over to a bollard and smashing a glass bottle on it. He then hit the injured part in the face with the broken bottle.

“He then stands over him and hits a number of times more in the face when he was standing over him. It is alleged that he struck him at least ten times with a broken bottle.

“In the CCTV the smashed green glass bottle can be seen coming from his hand.

“The injured party had to get 25 stitches to his face. Mr McCarthy is clearly identifiable from CCTV.”

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