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Victoria Cullen

Victoria Cullen

Victoria Cullen

A CHILD allegedly knocked down by a woman accused of stealing a car is still attending an orthopaedic surgeon, a court heard.

Victoria Cullen (28) allegedly knocked down the child, breaking his leg in two places, after he came out onto a road between two parked cars.

Judge Denis McLoughlin adjourned the matter for two weeks for Judge David McHugh to consider jurisdiction.

The accused appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with taking a vehicle without the consent of its owner during an incident near her home at Glenties Park in Finglas on June 11, 2014.

Ms Cullen is also accused of driving without insurance in the same incident.

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She is not charged in relation to any injuries sustained by the child.

The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court.

Gardai said it will be alleged Ms Cullen took a 1995-registered vehicle without the consent of its owner.

Sergeant Mary Doherty said it will also be alleged a three-year-old was injured after he came out between two parked cars and was knocked down.

Sgt Doherty claimed the child's leg was broken in two places and he required surgery.

The issue of jurisdiction had been deferred pending a medical report on the child's injuries.

Gardai said they were still awaiting the medical report. The child is still attending an orthopaedic surgeon but he has made a good recovery.

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