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Man Appears In Court Charged With Fatal Assault In Co. Tipperary.

A 65-year-old Ukrainian male, named as Mr Ivan Volkov, of Holm Oak Cottages, Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum, Co Tipperary, has appeared in court today, charged in connection with an alleged fatal assault in Dundrum, Co Tipperary earlier this week.

Mr Volkov, appeared before a special sitting of the District Court at Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick today, charged with one count of assault and one count of affray causing harm, to Mr Shamil Nabiev aged 69 years, at the Dundrum House Hotel, accommodation centre, on Sunday February 25th last.

Mr Nabiev, a native of Azerbaijan, was injured during the incident and was removed from the scene to Tipperary University Hospital Clonmel, for treatment where he since sadly passed away.

An independent post-mortem examination will now be carried out on Mr Nabiev remains; ordered by Judge Ms Carol Anne Coolican.

Mr Volkov, who was arrested at 9.18am yesterday, Saturday March 2nd, appeared in court using crutches, aided by a Ukrainian interpreter. When the assault charge was put to him, in reply Mr Volkov stated “I didn’t attack, I was defending myself“, but made no reply to the charge against him of affray.

Mr Volkov is understood to suffer from undisclosed serious health issues, and was residing in Dundrum under the status ‘temporary protection refugee’. Granting free legal aid, Judge Ms Carol Anne Coolican instructed that Mr Volkov receive all required necessary medical assistance, while held in custody”.

Mr Volkov is expected to appear before Nenagh District Court on Wednesday March 6th.

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