Father and son accused of alleged attack on taxi driver

A father and son accused of taking part in an alleged attack on a taxi driver have been returned for trial to Ennis Circuit Criminal Court.
James Sherlock (49) and his son Damien Sherlock (26) are among a group of people charged in connection with an incident at a housing estate in Ennis last June.
James and Damien Sherlock, both with an address at Dromard, Lahinch Road, Ennis, are each charged with committing violent disorder at Dromard, Ennis on June 9, 2017.
Damien Sherlock is also charged with stealing a Samsung mobile phone from the driver on the same date and at the same location.
The case is proceeding on indictment to the circuit criminal court.
At Ennis District Court last week, Garda Sarah Murphy gave evidence of serving copies of the book of evidence on James Sherlock and Damien Sherlock.
Inspector Tom Kennedy told the court the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) consents to the accused being returned for trial to the next sittings of Ennis Circuit Criminal Court.
Judge Patrick Durcan delivered the alibi warning and made the order returning the accused for trial. Also on Wednesday, a 17 year-old-boy appeared before a sitting of the Children’s Court in Ennis. He is charged with assault causing harm to a taxi driver at Dromard, Ennis on June 9, 2017. He is further charged with violent disorder and producing a knife while committing assault. Insp Kennedy said the DPP consents to the boy being returned for trial.

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