A man has appeared in court charged with an alleged hit and run that killed a teenage boy in Coolock.
Dean Shelley from Casement Road in Finglas West is accused of dangerous driving causing the death of Lee Henry last October.
13-year-old Lee was knocked down while crossing the N32 in Coolock at around 9.30pm on Saturday October 22nd 2016. It was reported at the time that he had pushed a young girl out of the way and saved her life. He was rushed to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gardaí said the car involved in the collision failed to stop or remain at the scene and was seized a short time later.
Dean Shelley was arrested this morning and charged with dangerous driving causing death and with leaving the scene of an accident. The 27-year-old was brought to court afterwards where he was granted bail. Some of Lee Henry’s family members were also in court for the brief hearing.
His case was adjourned for six weeks to allow time for the preparation of the book of evidence.