Man in Court after 93 year old allegedly stabbed in Louth

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the stabbing of a 93 year old man in County Louth at the weekend.

30 year old James Reilly is accused of assault causing harm and being in possession of stolen property.

James Reilly with an address of Gort na Glaise in Blackrock, County Louth is appeared before Dublin District court charged with assault causing harm to the elderly man on Saturday, August 10th.

Addressing the court, Garda Michael Rochford said the man approached the alleged victim at Sandy Lane, Blackrock on this date, where they had a brief exchange of words.

It was alleged that pensioner received four stab wounds in the incident, one in the hand and three in the abdomen.

In follow up enquiries, a house in Gort na Glaise was searched, where a red kitchen knife was found under the couch.

While searching the property, Gardai also recovered a phone case and a public services card – which is alleged to have belonged to the victim’s wife.

Mr Reilly, who was wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans and runners didn’t address the court throughout the hearing.

Judge Kelly refused bail and Mr Reilly was remanded in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court on Friday.