Three teens arrested over Howth Junction incident where a girl was knocked onto train tracks released without charge 1 month ago

Three teens arrested over Howth Junction incident where a girl was knocked onto train tracks released without charge

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who can assist them in the investigation to come forward.

Three teens arrested earlier today in connection with an incident that resulted in a girl falling onto train tracks underneath a stationary train have been released without charge.

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Gardaí investigating the incident of violent disorder that occurred at Howth Junction Dart station on 1 April this year carried out a number of searches on Thursday morning and arrested two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old.

The search operation took place at five locations in north Dublin 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 pedal cycles and mobile phones.

In a statement released on Thursday evening, Gardaí said: "Three youths (two aged 16 years and one aged 13 years) arrested earlier today (13/5/2021) by Gardaí investigating an alleged incident of violent disorder at Howth Junction Dart station on 1 April 2021, have been released without charge."

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Raheny Garda Station by dialling 01 6664300 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

In CCTV footage of the incident on 1 April, the 17-year-old girl can be seen hurrying along the platform when a youth lunges at her, while another thrusts the wheel of their bike at her, causing her to fall between the platform and the train.

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Speaking to The Irish Sun, the girl's father explained that his daughter has been left shaken by the incident.

"She’s okay, she is okay now, she is still a bit upset about it," he said. "It is an ongoing investigation. At the moment she is fine."

Gardaí have said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.