Man Reaches Settlement after Soccer Assault

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A Limerick man will receive €100,000 in a civil settlement after he suffered a broken leg in an assault during a soccer match. Mr Hooman Reyhani (43) was competing in a six-aside game when he was attacked by University of Limerick professor Dr Frederic Royall (53) in an off-the-ball altercation. Mr Reyhani suffered a laceration to the face when Dr Royall punched him in the face; it caused him to fall and subsequently led to him fracturing his leg in two places.

The Limerick Circuit Criminal Court heard that self-employed-engineer Mr Reyhani is house-bound and has to wear an ankle brace. Judge Carroll Moran was told that a compensation settlement of €100,000 had been agreed by both men and he binded Dr Royall to keep the peace for three years.

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