Girl (16) in court over alleged assault that left garda with black eye

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Girl (16) In Court Over Alleged Assault That Left Garda With Black Eye
Judge Bernadette Owens was told there was a large scale public order incident at Essex Street, Dublin 2 on August 8th last year
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Tom Tuite

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with attacking and injuring a garda during a public order incident in Dublin.

The teenager was remanded on bail to appear again at the Dublin Children’s Court next week to enter a plea.

Judge Bernadette Owens was told there was a large scale public order incident at Essex Street, Dublin 2 on August 8th last year.

A number of youths became increasingly aggressive toward gardaí, the court heard.

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They were cautioned to leave the area and a number of arrests were made, said Garda Sergeant Derek Dalton.

It was alleged the girl, then aged 15, punched a female garda in the face resulting in a “significant black eye”. The officer had to take a week off work.

Judge Owens adjourned the case until next week.

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The girl’s solicitor said progress will be made on the next date.

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