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06 Oct 2022

Man repeatedly kicked and punched teenager in Buncrana

District Court Judge Alan Mitchell refused jurisdiction in the case of Brandon McCammond

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A Donegal District Court Judge has refused jurisdiction in the case of a man who caused a 4cm laceration to the head of a young teenager he kicked and punched.

Brandon McCammond was before Buncrana District Court in connection with an incident on July 25, 2021 at Ferris Lane, Buncrana.

McCammond was charged with assault causing harm.

The court was told that McCammond repeatedly kicked his victim, who was 15 at the time, in the head.

Judge Alan Mitchell asked for further details on the matter.

The court heard that the parties were socialising on the night in question and a confrontation ensued between two females.

A young man stepped in and McCammond subsequently became involved. McCammond, the court heard, made admissions in interview of punching and kicking the injured party.

Judge Mitchell said he was refusing jurisdiction based on the report given by Gardaí. The matter will now be forward to the Circuit Court.

The matter was adjourned to March 10 for the service of a book of evidence on the DPP’s consent.

McCammond, represented by solicitor Mr Walter Hegarty, was remanded on continuing bail.

“With a 4cm laceration to the head, I’m always conscious of how that happened,” Judge Mitchell said. “If there are kicks to the head and body, I take that as more serious.”

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