Cork court: Young man accused of assaulting four gardaí, Wilton burglary offences, and two threats to kill others

Cork court: Young man accused of assaulting four gardaí, Wilton burglary offences, and two threats to kill others

A young man accused of assaulting four gardaí, threatening to kill two other men and carrying out several burglary-related offences in the Wilton area was remanded in custody today for a period of more than six months for a trial.

Warren McGrath was on the list of cases for trial at Cork Circuit Criminal Court but it was clarified at the opening day of the sessions today the case would not get a trial by judge and jury in these sessions. 

Neither was it listed for a trial in the next sessions. 

Instead the case was put back until October 27. 

23-year-old McGrath was remanded in custody until that date.

Judge Ó Donnabháin said to the accused, who appeared at Cork Circuit Criminal Court by video link from Cork Prison, “I will adjourn the case until October when there will be trials again. You are remanded in custody until October 27.” 

McGrath replied, “That’s perfect, yeah.” 

Warren McGrath of 13 Curraheen Lawn, Bishopstown, Cork, faces a dozen charges.

The 23-year-old is charged with assaulting Sergeant Brendan Barry Murphy at Togher garda station, on November 14, 2019.

McGrath is also charged with assaulting Detective Garda David Hickey, Garda Tim O’Leary and Garda Mark O’Donovan.

He is also charged with threatening to kill a man at The Rise Bishopstown on November 14, and threatening to kill another man at Halldene gardens.

In the twelve-count indictment he also faces charges of trespass for theft or attempted theft all relate to November 13/14 last at Bishopstown addresses including Haldene Gardens, Halldene Way, Halldene Villas and Pampas Grove at The Rise. 

He is also charged with driving a stolen car at The Rise on the same date.

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