Three people have been granted bail following a violent incident in Longford earlier this week.
A man and woman both in their 20s and a man in his 40s were charged following the incident on Wednesday night. The three accused appeared at Mullingar District Court this morning following the incident on Wednesday night.
Gardai gave evidence that they responded to an incident reported at 8.45pm. Two men and a woman allegedly entered premises and took the phone and wallet of a man as well as inflicting a number of facial injuries.
Gardai used CCTV to identify the getaway vehicle and it was seen around an hour later when it was stopped and all three occupants were arrested.
Married father of four Paul Owens, of 27 Oakvale, Longford, was charged with assault causing harm as well as aggravated burglary at Sandy Place, Great Water Street. When charged with the alleged assault he said " I didn't harm anybody" and responded to the other charge "I didn't see a knife".
He was granted bail, despite Garda objections, subject to a number of conditions.
Mother of one, Shauna Harper, of Apartment One, Take 2 Bed and Breakfast, Main Street Longford was also charged with aggravated burglary and was granted bail.
Michael O'Brien, of 4 Frayne's Gardens, Kenagh, was charged with three counts of assault causing harm as well as aggravated burglary. The court heard that he was in drinking in an apartment with the two victims in Weavers hall when a row broke out and a man suffered serious facial injuries.
Another man fled the apartment but was followed. The three accused then made their way into a business on Great Water Street where the second victim suffered facial injuries and his phone and wallet were taken. This victim was present in court and the other man allegedly assaulted was released from hospital last night.
All three were granted bail to appear again at Longford district court on June 8th.