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Man remanded in custody over Temple Bar attack

A man with an address in Quebec City, Canada is charged with yesterday morning’s serious attack on Temple Lane.

Temple Lane in Dublin 2, where a man sustained serious injuries following an assault yesterday morning.
Temple Lane in Dublin 2, where a man sustained serious injuries following an assault yesterday morning.
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A MAN with an address in Canada has been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with an assault on another man, who was left in a critical condition, in Dublin’s Temple Bar in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Simon Mercier, with an address in Quebec City, was remanded in custody after an appearance at Dublin District Court this afternoon where he was charged with assault causing harm.

Mercier is one of two men who were arrested after a 26-year-old man was attacked in Temple Lane South in Temple Bar at around 12.45am yesterday morning. He will return to court on Wednesday.

The injured man was taken to St James’s Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The other arrested man, also in his 20s, remains in Garda custody.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area between midnight and 1am yesterday to contact them at Pearse Street at (01) 666 9000, the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Additional reporting by Gavan Reilly

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