A judge and jury will hear the case against a 25-year-old man charged with assault causing serious harm to another man back in November 2017.
A book of evidence was served on the accused man, Dylan O’Leary of Kent Road, Ballyphehane, Cork, at Cork District Court yesterday.
While many defendants with cases before the court yesterday had them adjourned and were not required to appear, Dylan O’Leary was there in person to receive the book of evidence.
Judge Olann Kelleher also required him to appear briefly in the largely empty Courtroom 1 to be given an alibi notice, whereby he must give the prosecution certain notices if relying on an alibi defence.
Dylan O’Leary is charged him with assault causing serious harm to another man at Brother Rice Avenue, off Glen Ryan Road, Gurranabraher, Cork, on November 2 2017.
Det. Garda Liam Lingane previously said the young man made no reply when charged and cautioned yesterday on the single count of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the other man.
Judge Olann Kelleher adjourned the case to the next sessions of Cork Circuit Criminal Court, commencing on April 20.
The only bail condition required by Det. Garda Lingane at the original hearing was repeated yesterday and that was that the accused would stay away from the injured party.
No evidence was given on the background to the incident that gave rise to the charge of assault causing serious harm.