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Bray Man Jailed After Assault In Temple Bar.

Two men who set upon two American tourists in an assault have been jailed for two and a half years and 18 months respectively.

Two men who set upon two American tourists in an assault have been jailed for two and a half years and 18 months respectively.The tourists – twin brothers aged 20 – were walking home through Temple Bar on July 19 last year when they were punched, kicked and had a wallet and phone stolen from them, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard on Monday.

Cian Cleary (23) of Ard na Greine, Bray, Co Wicklow pleaded guilty to assault causing harm and robbery of one of the men, while Patrick McCarthy (28) of Kilfenora Road, Crumlin, Dublin pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm to both men at Temple Bar, Dublin.Cleary has 61 previous convictions, including criminal damage, theft and possession of knives, Garda Ciara Tyrell told Caroline Cummings BL, prosecuting.Judge Duffy sentenced Cleary to three years and three months' imprisonment with the final nine months suspended. She sentenced McCarthy to two and a half years with the final 12 months suspended.

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