Our thanks to Sean for this. Extracts:
A young woman who admitted her part in a “vicious” assault on a woman, who was pulled from her doorway and repeatedly hit, has avoided conviction.
Chantelle Craig (21) was involved in an assault on the victim, who was punched and kicked “on numerous occasions” on the driveway of her home.
Judge David McHugh struck out the charge, leaving Craig without a conviction, [J4MB emphasis] after she paid €250 compensation to the injured party and wrote a letter of apology to her.
As part of the restorative justice process, the defendant also completed 10 hours of voluntary work and attended anger management classes…
Defence solicitor John Shanley said the case was before the court for finalisation, after Craig completed the restorative justice programme.
Mr Shanley asked the judge to leave Craig without a conviction, saying she had not come to the attention of the courts since the incident. [J4MB emphasis]