A man who allegedly attacked his sister with a plate has finally been released on bail after a month in jail.

St Johnston man Gary Keys, aged 37, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday after being charged under the Non-Fatal Offenses Against the Person Act.

He had been in custody since July 7th after being arrested following an incident at Cavancaw in St Johnston.

He was arrested on a Section 3 assault the accused replied “I didn’t do it.”

Gardai had objected to bail as the accused and his alleged victim lived in the house and she was living in fear of him.

Judge Paul Kelly asked Gardai how serious was the woman’s injuries and if she had gone to hospital.

Gardai said she had a cut to her eyebrow after Keys, of Cavanacaw, St Johnston, struck her with a plate but that she had refused medical attention.

Another appearance before Letterkenny District Court two weeks ago heard how suitable accommodation had still not been found for the accused.

Solicitor for the accused Mr Gordon Curley had told the court that he had contacted two of Keys’ sisters but they refused to allow him to stay at their addresses.

Judge Paul Kelly said he was remanding Keys on bail until August 6th but if that a suitable address became available he would agree to bail on a number of conditions.

Yesterday the court was told that accommodation had been found at a hostel in Letterkenny.

Judge Deirdre Geraghty agreed to bail and told Keys he had to keep away from witnesses and away from Cavancaw.

She adjourned the case for mention until September 7th.


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