Man charged in connection with stabbing at party appears in court

first_imgA Sligo man has been charged in connection with an incident in which a husband and wife were stabbed at a family function.Father-of-five Michael Sweeney appeared at Letterkenny District Court following a serious attack at Crozen Park, Sligo on Saturday evening last. Husband and wife Martin and Margaret Sweeney, were both stabbed at the party following an altercation with the accused.The 40-year-old accused man was also rushed to hospital after he received a punctured lung when he was also stabbed during the incident.The court was told that Martin Sweeney is the brother in law of the accused and they had gathered to celebrate the news of a pregnancy in the family.The accused, who was found by Gardai two doors down from the scene of the original attack said “I was scared because I had been stabbed with a samurai (sword).I was trying to hide.”The court heard there was a high level of security following the attack and armed Gardai had to be called to Sligo General Hospital where the three people had been rushed to.Gardai objected to the bail of Michael Sweeney, of 38 Old Bundoran Road, Sligo who was charged under Section 3 of the Non Fatal Against the Persons Act.They said they feared Sweeney would interfere and intimidate witnesses in the case and they also feared the accused could be under threat.However, solicitor Rory O’Brien said his client was a family with a wife and five children who was willing to comply with any bail conditions.Judge Deirdre Gearty refused bail saying she felt there was a real risk he would interfere with witnesses in the case.She adjourned the case to Harristown District Court to next Friday, September 1st.Man charged in connection with stabbing at party appears in court was last modified: August 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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