Son accused of attack on his mother(73)

Son accused of attack on his mother(73)

A man has appeared in court accused of assaulting his elderly mother at their home at St Mary's Road, Crumlin on August 14.

Joseph Clarges (37) was granted bail on condition he attend for psychiatric assessment and lives at a south Dublin health centre while his case is before the courts.

The gardaí told Dublin District Court he arrested the defendant and brought him to Crumlin Garda Station, Mr. Clarges made no reply to the charge.

The garda said Clarges lived with his mother at their home address and objecting to bail. They said that the accused suffered from a medical condition and their fear was that if Clarges returned to the family honme there he would harm his mother.

Defence solicitor Caitriona Keane said the accused had nowhere else to stay and did not want to live there but wanted to seek help.
Judge Alan Mitchell remanded Clarges on bail on his own bond of €500, with no cash lodgement, to August 22, for the directions of the DPP and granted the gardaí liberty to check that the accused was complying with bail conditions.