Man remanded in custody in relation to Cork city stabbing

Man remanded in custody in relation to Cork city stabbing
7th April 2020...... Scene at the incident at Pearse Square, Ballyphehane on Tuesday night.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A 21-year old-man has appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court charged in connection with an incident where a youth was stabbed following a dispute between two gangs in the city.

Cillian Wolfe, of The Fairways, Little Island, Cork, was charged with two offences following a row between gangs in Ballyphehane on the southside of the city on April 7th.

Mr Wolfe was charged with violent disorder in that he was present with others and used or threatened to use violence at Pearse Square, Ballyphehane on April 7 last.

Mr Wolfe was also charged with a second offence of intimidating a witness on April 8.

Det Garda Brid Norris of Togher Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

She told Judge Olann Kelleher that Gardai had an objection to bail because they feared that Wolfe would commit further crimes and would not stand trial if released on bail.

Mr Wolfe’s solicitor, Frank Buttimer, applied for bail in the case which was refused by Judge Kelleher. Mr Wolfe was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on April 15th.

Meanwhile garda arrested a 19-year-old on Saturday for questioning about the stabbing incident in Pearse Square in Ballyphehane.

The teen, who is from Ballyphehane, was arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. The youth was this morning (sun) released without charge pending a file to the DPP.

The 19-year-old who received multiple stab wounds during the incident in Ballyphehane remains in a stable condition at Cork University Hospital. He underwent surgery for his injuries.

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