Two men to be sentenced later this month for Drumlish assault

Two men will be sentenced later this month after a young man was assaulted and stabbed three times in Drumlish over three years ago.

Darren Carberry of Woodlawn Kilashee, and Eamon Stokes of 12 Mostrim oaks Edgeworthstown, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on the Sunday night of the Marquee in Drumlish concerts in August 2016.

Longford Circuit court heard that the injured party was involved in an altercation with Darren Carberry inside the Marquee in Drumlish on the 22nd of August 2016.

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The court heard the row started over bragging rights in a local GAA match and both men were ejected.

A short while later, while the injured party was eating chips outside a local takeaway with his friend, another altercation began involving Mr Carberry and Mr Stokes who was aged 16 at the time.

Judge Keenan Johnson heard that the injured party tried to walk away from the incident but was then punched in the back of the head.

He was knocked to the ground and also suffered a kick to the side of his face and while on the ground was stabbed with a pink handled box cutter three times.

He suffered wounds to his shoulder, elbow and lower leg and suffered nerve damage as a result.

In a victim impact statement, the injured party he still suffers pain in his right arm, and has difficulty sleeping as well as having repeated flashbacks to the incident.

The court heard that Mr Stokes admitted to having taken a large quantity of drugs on the night in question, and Mr Carberry was unaware that his co-accused had been carrying a knife on the night in question

Mr Carberry presented €3,000 as part compensation in court to his victim, while Mr Stokes, giving direct evidence, apologised to the victim, and said it should never have happened and also brought €1,000 to court as compensation.

Judge Keenan Johnson adjourned sentencing to January 24th.