A SECURITY man at Hillbilly’s fast food outlet on Grand Parade was bitten on the arm by a man who confessed to the crime today.
Adrian Lombard of Rearour, Ballinhassig, appeared at Cork District Court today.
Sergeant John Kelleher outlined the alleged facts in the case so that Judge Olann Kelleher could decide on whether it was a suitable case to be dealt with at district court level.
The sergeant said that after midnight on Friday, March 8, Garda Kevin Motherway and Garda Linda O’Keeffe went to Hillbilly’s on Grand Parade where they met two security guards detaining a man by holding him on the ground.
Sgt. Kelleher said the man was shouting and roaring.
One of the security guards, Jeremiah Murphy, alleged that he had been struck by Adrian Lombard and was bitten by him.
The allegation was that Lombard had struck him on the face and made a bite mark to his arm.
The medical evidence was that he received a bite injury through the coat and pullover and that the arm injury was consistent with being that of a bite.
Judge Kelleher said that on the basis of this outline he would accept jurisdiction to deal with the case at Cork District Court.
Defence solicitor, David Cowhey, said the defendant was pleading guilty to the charge of assault causing harm and that of being drunk and a source of danger on the occasion.
Mr Cowman said an adjournment was sought so that compensation could be raised.
Sgt Kelleher said a victim impact report would have to be prepared.
Judge Kelleher adjourned sentencing until September 11.
He directed that the medical report on the injury would be produced on that occasion and that a victim impact statement would be available if the injured party opted to make one.