Grandfather had his nose broken during unprovoked South Kerry assault

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A Cahersiveen nonmigratory broke a man’s chemoreceptor successful an unprovoked onslaught portion the unfortunate was walking with his grand-daughter on a thoroughfare successful the southbound Kerry town.

hristoph Bardges (37) of Flat 1, Bridge Street, Cahersiveen, appeared earlier the section District Court sitting connected Thursday for sentencing having pleaded blameworthy to assaulting Danny O’Connell connected Newmarket Street connected November 27, 2019. A victim-impact connection was handed into court.

Mr Bardges has 11 erstwhile convictions, among the astir caller of which was handed down astatine a June 2020 sitting of Killarney Circuit Court, wherever helium received 5 days’ imprisonment implicit 2 battle matters.

His solicitor, Pádraig O’Connell, said his lawsuit has immense enactment – with household members including his begetter contiguous successful tribunal connected the time – and a probation study handed into tribunal outlined his afloat co-operation with probation services. Mr O’Connell said thing further is coming down the enactment against Mr Bardges, whom helium described arsenic being successful “far superior [condition] some bodily and mentally” from erstwhile tribunal appearances.

A psychiatric study has besides been furnished to the Court, and Mr Bardges takes medicine daily. He has abstained from intoxicant and different intoxicating substances, Mr O’Connell added.

Judge David Waters said that Mr Bardges presents a debased hazard of re-offending if helium continues to instrumentality his medicine and prosecute with Community Mental Health services. He does, however, contiguous a overmuch higher hazard of re-offending “in a worrying way” erstwhile helium does not travel these steps, helium commented.

He noted Mr Bardges’ remorse but added that thing precipitated his attack, which had an effect connected and guiltless unfortunate and the victim’s grand-child.

Judge Waters adjourned the substance to June 2023 “to permission it hanging over” Mr Bardges until then, and helium told him to proceed taking his medication, support up his engagement with mental-health services, and enactment distant from intoxicating substances.

He warned that “all bets are off” for sentencing if helium re-offends earlier the June sitting.