An asylum seeker who is charged with violently assaulting two women in Louth has been released back onto Irish streets with bail.
The alleged attack took place on Park Street, Dundalk at the end of the summer.
The accused Lokman Benharkou (29) who lives at the Irish taxpayers’ expense in a migrant plantation at the Carnbeg Hotel, Armagh Road, Dundalk was granted bail despite Gardai voicing concerns that the Algerian national was a flight risk and noting the “serious” of the alleged assault, reports Breaking News.
The alleged attack took place inside a takeaway when the accused entered in an agitated state before accosting two women, one of home claims she was then punched in the face by the man, falling to the ground, before her female partner stepped in front of her to block further blows.
It is then claimed the accused punched the second woman in the back of the head knocking her to ground as well.
The court was told about a man who attempted to intervene then being assaulted by the accused who allegedly knocked the man to the ground before stomping on his head several times rendering him unconscious.
BreakingNews.ie reported that the Gardai provided evidence showing the accused then left the takeaway before returning and punching the unconscious man several times in the face.
Presiding Judge Fay granted bail to Mr Benharkou and added a list of conditions to his €100 bond including the surrendering of his passport and signing on daily at his local Garda station.
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