Teenager Awarded Compensation for Shop Assault

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A 14-year-old Dublin girl has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after she was kicked beneath the jaw by a shop security man.

Kirsty Hogan was passing the entrance of the Spar Shop in Cumberland Road, Dublin, in October 2008 when shop security man Patrick Okorie, attempted to stop Kirsty to obtain her telephone number in relation to an alleged previous incident in the shop.The victim claimed she was assaulted in the argument that ensued.

Judge Joseph Mathews accepted the victim’s account of events and the award of €10,000 was made against the store’s owner Raymond Conboy.



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