Man Attacked by Dogs and Held Under Water

Published: 29 June 1913

John Brown, a Ringsend store keeper, was remanded on bail today charged with assaulting a Thomas Carberry and Constable Cunningham. Carberry claims that he saw a crowd gathering outside Smyth’s shop in Ringsend and went to see what was happening. On entering the shop, Carberry stated that Brown set two dogs on him, one of which bit him on the thigh. Subsequently Brown allegedly dragged Carberry roughly around the shop yard before depositing him in a horse’s drinking trough and holding him under water. He was only released from Brown’s assault when Constable Cunningham arrived. Brown’s defence was that he believed Carberry was attempting to evade arrest and he was merely trying to detain him until the police arrived.

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