Man allegedly knocked colleague out with punch

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN who allegedly knocked his then work colleague out with a single punch intends to fight his case, Blanchardstown Court has heard.

Pricopi Ovidiu, aged 42, with an address at Cushlawn Drive, Tallaght, is charged with assault causing harm to the man at Citywest Business Campus on November 27, 2016.

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He is also charged with trespassing and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

The court had heard it will be alleged that the incident was alleged to have happened at 12.30am on the above date.

It was alleged the accused made his way to the premises at Citywest while he was off duty.

Ovidiu allegedly had been drinking and went there with a friend.

He entered the loading bay and began shouting obscenities, it was alleged.

One of his co-workers, the alleged victim, asked him to leave and he refused.

Ovidiu allegedly struck the worker with one punch to the left side of his face, knocking him to the ground, where he lay unconscious for a couple of seconds.

He was taken to Tallaght Hospital, where he underwent a CT scan.

Judge David McHugh had previously accepted jurisdiction.

Ovidiu’s solicitor told Judge McHugh that his client was pleading not guilty.

Judge McHugh remanded Ovidiu on continuing bail to a date in January for hearing .

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