A Garda has appeared in court after being charged with coercive control and assault against three victims over a ten-year period. Mark Doyle (36), based in Dublin, is currently on suspension and is accused of eight counts of assault and of coercive control.
He was remanded on bail until January.
Inspector Adrian Kinsella of the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) told the court that Doyle made no reply to the nine charges against him. He was remanded on bail until January.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2008 and 2019.
Defence solicitor Richard Young said Doyle was objecting to two bail conditions which required him to sign on at a Garda station and surrender his passport.
He added that his client has no previous convictions and was not a flight risk. Judge John Lindsay said that he would not insist that Doyle sign on at a Garda station but would have to give the (GNPSB) 14 days notice if he wished to travel abroad.
He was granted bail on the condition that he had no contact with the victims or witnesses and that he would inform Gardaí within 48 hours of any changes to his address.
He was remanded on bail until the 7th of January 2022 when he will appear before Dublin District Court again.
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