Tuesday 6 December 2016

Tributes for Lee Henry (13) killed in hit-and-run

Man (20s) arrested as young teenager dies after being struck by car

Published 23/10/2016 | 08:38

Lee Henry was killed when he was struck by a car
Lee Henry was killed when he was struck by a car
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips

TRIBUTES have been paid for a young boy tragically killed in a suspected hit-and-run accident last night.

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Lee Henry (13) was struck by a vehicle in Coolock, Dublin at approximately 9.35pm.

The youngster was rushed to Temple Street Children's Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Among more than half a dozen bouquets of flowers, one pal left a note:

Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139
Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips

"I'll remember and cherish all of laughs together," it read.

"The world will have a little less laughter without you.

"I'll remember you as the happy, funny young gent you were," it added.

A man in his 20s has been arrested.

Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139
Picture by Fergal Phillips
Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision today on the R139 Picture by Fergal Phillips

The incident occurred on the old N32 road in Coolock

The car involved failed to stop or remain at the scene of the collision. It was located a short time later by gardai close to the scene, and a man in his mid 20s was arrested.

He is currently being detained at Finglas Garda station.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Coolock Garda Station on 01 6664200, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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