Bench warrant issued as man fails to appear with compensation for injured boxer

June 24, 2018

A Judge has issued a bench warrant for a Donegal man, who failed to turn in court with compensation for a young boxer who quit the sport due to injuries received in an assault.

Dean Hanlon (22), of Dooen, Newmills, Letterkenny, had been ordered in April to pay €1,000 to Matthew Hanlon, who was injured in an innocent at the Lagoon Bar, Termon on December, 20, 2014.

Solicitor for Dean Hanlon, Patsy Gallagher, said the most his client could come up with was €300. Mr Gallagher said his client was due to be in court, but he was unable to make contact with the defendant.

Matthew Hanlon told the court that he had been due to represent Ulster in a boxing tournament against a team from Boston at the time of the assault in 2015.

At a previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court, Matthew Hanlon told how he withdrew as a result of the injuries, which included a fractured jaw and cheekbone, swelling and bruising to his left eye, a fractured nasal bone and a soft tissue injury to his jaw.

Another dependance in the case had been dealt with at another venue and compensation had been paid.

Judge Kelly issued a bench warrant for Dean Hanlon.


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