Man refused bail over serious assault in Blackrock

A local man has been refused bail after he was charged with attacking a 93-year-old pensioner who suffered knife wounds at his home in Blackrock at the weekend.

James Reilly (30), from Gort na Glaise, Blackrock, Co Louth allegedly stabbed the elderly man three times to the abdomen and once in the hand, Dublin District Court heard this afternoon.

He was remanded in custody and will face his next hearing on Friday at Cloverhill District Court.

At about 2.50pm on Saturday, Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of an incident at a house on Sandy Lane in Blackrock where the elderly man had sustained a number of apparent stab wounds.

He was later removed to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda where he is recovering from his injuries.