Householder was allegedly stabbed in the back during Cork break-in

Householder was allegedly stabbed in the back during Cork break-in
Cherry Tree Road where the alleged burglary took place. Pic: Google

Gardaí arrested two men arising out of an investigation into a break-in at a house in Cork city on Saturday where a householder was allegedly stabbed in the back.

Michael Crinnion, 28, from Blackwater Grove, Togher and Aidan Cullinane, 27, from St Joseph’s Park, the Lough were both charged with burglary at the house on Cherry Tree Road in Togher in Cork city on October 27.

Detective Garda Denis Callanan from Togher Garda Station gave evidence arresting Cullinane who replied after caution: “I don’t know how he (the injured party) got assaulted after I was knocked out by him after him telling me to come around to the back door.” 

Detective Garda Rory O’Connell gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution in relation to Crinnion who made no reply after caution.

There was no objection to bail for Cullinane who was remanded on bail to December 10. Judge Olann Kelleher said the conditions included Cullinane residing at his home address, keeping a curfew and signing on at his local garda station three times a week.

They did object to bail to Crinnion. Defence solicitor, Frank Buttimer said that Mr Crinnion was willing to abide by any stringent bail conditions but this was not acceptable to gardaí.

Judge Olann Kelleher refused Crinnion bail and remanded him in custody to appear again on November 5 at Cork District Court.

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