A man had chipped teeth in a row because of borrowed tools


A man threw three bolts in the face of another man following a dispute over the borrowing of tools, damaging his teeth and causing cuts and bruises.

Peter Balogh, of 12 The Mews, Weatherton, Bandon, Co Cork, pleaded guilty in Bandon District Court to assault causing damage to the man in the incident earlier this year.

The Bandon District Court heard that around 6 p.m. on March 8, the injured party called Balogh at a location where he worked because he had previously lent him tools.

Sgt Trish O’Sullivan told Judge James McNulty that the injured party had previously attempted to retrieve the tools without success and on that occasion a “word exchange” had taken place.

The injured took a generator belonging to him and sat in his car, at which point Balogh opened the door and threw three bolts associated with the generator at the other man, hitting him in the face.

This resulted in a severed lip, chipped teeth and a cut around his left eye.

Sergeant O’Sullivan told the court the incident caused the man to require urgent dental treatment for four front teeth for several months and a mark near the eye. She said the teeth were chipped rather than broken during the incident.

The court heard that an invitation to provide a victim impact statement should be made to the injured party and Judge McNulty said he was deferring the issue of penalty until it is provided.

The court heard that Balogh had no previous convictions.

The case will return to court on November 12.

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