Crumlin teenager Scott Cahill stepped on the head of an English tourist in a “baseless” attack in Dublin city centre, the court said

Scott Cahill, 18, is said to have attacked two of the men and robbed a third when the tourists who were going out in the evening were violently attacked by youths.

He was refused bail in Dublin District Court and remanded in custody on orders from the DPP.

Mr Cahill, who resides at St James’s Road, Greenhills, Crumlin, Dublin, is charged with robbery and assault.

The incident took place on the night of August 11th in Fownes Street, Temple Bar.

Detective Garda Derek Brereton said Mr Cahill did not respond to the charges after caution.

He refused bail and told Judge John King that there were four alleged victims in the incident; Three were attacked and one was attacked and robbed by a group of eight suspects.

The alleged victims were English tourists who were out in Temple Bar in the evening and were subjected to a “vicious and unprovoked attack”, he said.

The attacks happened simultaneously within two minutes, Det Gda Brereton said.

A man had a silver chain, wallet and bank cards stolen when he was attacked by several suspects.

All four were thrown to the ground and beaten on the ground, Lake Garda said. Two were kicked, one in the head.

Three of the men were injured and taken to the hospital, the court learned.

Explaining Mr Cahill’s alleged role in the robbery, Det Gda Brereton said it was up to prosecutors that the accused initiated “the attack” on this man by punching him in the back of the head before killing him along with two others pulled towards him and the ground pulled towards him.

It was alleged that Mr Cahill hit the man on the head who was lying on the ground before another suspect searched his pockets and took property.

According to the Gardai, he hit the second man on the back of the head, then hit him again and threw him to the ground.

Mr Cahill allegedly punched the third man in the face, throwing him to the ground and stomping on his head while he was on the ground.

He was not involved in the attack on the fourth man.

It was alleged that the defendant was filmed on “excellent quality” CCTV where he was wearing a Canada Goose jacket and Armani running shoes.

Det Gda Brereton said Mr Cahill’s movements during the night had been tracked and he was in the same group of five.

He said the alleged attack was “extremely violent” and he feared Mr Cahill could disturb witnesses if he was granted bail.

The DPP was also considering a charge of violent disorder.

The defendant gave no information in the interview.

Defense attorney Karla Ray requested bail and said Mr Cahill was presumed innocent and would comply with bail conditions, including complying with a curfew and checking in twice a day at a Garda station.

There was no possibility of witness interference as he did not “know” any of the alleged victims who lived abroad nor did he know of any witnesses from the crime scene, which was a built-up area, Ms Ray said.

Judge King said no conditions would allay the court’s fears of bail and remanded the accused to appear before Cloverhill District Court on September 12.

Mr Cahill is the third person charged in the incident. Two teenagers were previously charged and appeared in children’s court as minors.

https://www.sundayworld.com/crime/courts/dublin-teen-stamped-on-english-tourists-head-in-unprovoked-attack-court-told/a1809319447.html Crumlin teenager Scott Cahill stepped on the head of an English tourist in a “baseless” attack in Dublin city centre, the court said

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