Trial of seven accused in Dale Creighton murder delayed

Seven people charged with murdering a man in Dublin on New Year's Day will have to wait to find out what evidence has been gathered in their cases.

They all appeared in court today and were told it would take another two months before the books of evidence are ready to be handed over.

Dale Creighton was attacked on a footbridge on St. Dominic's Road in Tallaght just four hours after ringing in the new year.

The 20-year-old suffered serious head injuries and lost his fight for life in hospital the following day.

Seven, including a brother and sister, have been charged with his murder and another young man is charged with assault causing harm.

All eight appeared in court today.

They were due to be handed books of evidence but the DPP asked for more time to be given to the investigating Garda.

The case is a complex one with a large number of accused so Judge Michael Walsh allowed the matter to be put back for two months.

The seven men and one woman are all due back in court on September 10th.

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