Accused man is refused bail

A Blackrock man who was accused of stabbing a 93-year-old neighbour was refused bail when he appeared at Dublin District Court.
James Reilly (30) of Gort Na Glaise in Blackrock, is charged with seriously assaulting the 93-year-old man at his home in Blackrock on August 10.
The defendant also faces charges in relation to handling a stolen pub.lic services card and an iPhone case on the same date.
The court was told by Gda Michael Rochford that at around 30pm on Saturday the pensioner was in his garden in Blackrock when he was approached by a man whom he didn’t know.
Gda Rochford stated that after a brief exchange of words the pensioner was attacked, and it is alleged that the victim was stabbed three times in the abdomen and once in the hand.
The 93-year-old managed to get to the back door of the house where he and his wife prevented the accused man from gaining entry.
The pensioner was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he received emergency surgery and is said to be in stable condition.
Gardaí had objected to bail due to the seriousness of the offence, claiming that the pensioner was “viciously attacked”.
Judge Kelly said there was no doubt this was a “very serious offence” and in refusing bail she remanded Mr Reilly in custody to appear before Cloverhill court on Friday.
Local TD, Declan Breathnach, who is a friend of the victim, expressed his shock at the incident and sent his best wishes to the family.
“My thoughts are with the victim of this crime in Blackrock, his wife and their great family and I hope he makes a speedy recovery. I look forward to meeting the family when he is fit for visitors,” he stated.

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