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Three teens arrested over Howth Junction incident that led to woman falling under Dart released without charge

The boys were arrested this morning.

LAST UPDATE | 13 May 2021

THREE TEENAGE BOYS arrested over an incident in April in which a woman fell between the Dart and the platform at a Dublin Dart station have been released without charged. 

The boys were arrested following searches in north Dublin today. Two are 16-years-old while one boy is 13. 

Officers said they began a search operation on five locations on foot of warrants issued pursuant to Section 10 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997.

During the course of the searches a number of items of clothing were seized, as well as bicycles and mobile phones.

A garda spokeswoman said: “Three youths (two aged 16 years and one aged 13 years) were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder under the Public Order Act, 1994. All three are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Clontarf, Raheny and Coolock Garda stations.”

In a statement this evening, gardaí confirmed that the three youths have been released without charge.

Videos of the incident appeared online earlier this month. They showed a woman running for a Dart. A group of teenagers can also be seen.

Footage shows one youth appearing to physically intimidate the woman while another teenager moves his bicycle in her direction as she attempts to dodge the first youth.

The woman then tries to move out of the way of the teens and falls through the gap between the Dart and platform. 

The video drew widespread outrage leading for calls for more security at Dart stations. 

Gardaí are appealing to those who were present at the time of the incident or to anyone who can assist in this investigation to come forward. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Raheny Garda Station on 01 666 4300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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