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Thurles Man Stands Accused Of Fracturing Cheek Bone Of Cork Taxi Driver.

A resident of Thurles, Co. Tipperary, named as Mr Mark Beresford with an address at No. 41 Gortataggart, Thurles, Co Tipperary, who stands accused of fracturing the cheek of 52-year-old Cork taxi driver, latter named as Mr Willy Lufuluabo, has had his case adjourned in order to prepare the book of evidence.

The incident is understood to have occurred at Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Co. Cork, over one year ago, on May 1st, 2021. You can read the background to this story HERE.

In order to prepare the book of evidence, Mr Justice Olann Kelleher (Cork City) has now put the case back for hearing until February 13th, 2023.

Initially, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had stated that this case could be dealt with summarily at Cork District Court. However, Mr Justice Colm Roberts refused jurisdiction for summary disposal, having read the medical report on the taxi driver’s injuries, and refused to accept jurisdiction; stating the case was too serious and was a matter for trial by ‘Judge and Jury’ at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

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