Man charged with causing death of teenager after alleged hit-and-run

13-year-old Lee Henry was knocked down while crossing the N32 in Coolock last year

A man has appeared in court charged with an alleged hit-and-run that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Coolock in Dublin.

Dean Shelley from Casement Road, Finglas West in Dublin is accused of dangerous driving causing the death of Lee Henry last October.

13-year-old Lee Henry was knocked down while crossing the N32 in Coolock at around 9.30 on the evening of Saturday October 22nd last year.

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.

Mr Shelley’s case was adjourned for six weeks to allow time for the preparation of the book of evidence.