Romanian immigrant pleads guilty to vicious assault

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A LOUNGE-BOY in a Dublin nightclub was glassed in the face and lost two front teeth when he tried to stop an assault on a woman.

Silviu Voivod (31) of Little Pace, Clonee, Co Meath will be sentenced later after pleading guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to Robert McMickan at Dandelion Bar & Nightclub, St Stephen’s Green in Dublin 2 on October 12, 2014. He has no previous convictions.

Una Tighe BL, prosecuting, told the court that Mr McMickan was a first year college student who was working part-time as a lounge boy in Dandelion Bar & Nightclub in October 2014.

On the night, the victim entered the VIP section of the nightclub when he felt a knock on his shoulder. He turned around to see a woman being “gripped” around the neck by the accused. He tried to intervene to help her but saw a glass “coming straight for his face.”

Voivod then “came at him” with punches to his back, side and head, the court heard.

Garda Mary O’Hara agreed with counsel that Voivod got away and Mr McMickan was taken to Tallaght hospital.

The victim’s front right tooth was completely knocked out along with half of his left tooth.

He also had cuts to his upper lip and his face was scarred, the court heard.

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