Sunday 19 November 2017

Man killed by Dublin bus lived in Newcastle

A MAN killed by a bus in Dublin city centre after an alleged roadside altercation had been living in Newcastle.

28-year-old Eoghan Dudley died from severe head injuries last Thursday after he was struck by a bus at the junction of Nassau Street and Dawson Street.

The incident occurred during rush hour and a number of witnesses had to be treated for shock afterwards.

Mr. Dudley was originally from Rathfarnham but moved into an apartment in Newcastle last year. The driver of the bus which struck Mr. Dudley had driven from Bray, and was heading toward Heuston Station when the collision occurred.

29-year-old Edward Connors has been charged with Mr. Dudley's manslaughter. The deaf man was brought before Dublin District Court on Monday where proceedings were translated through a sign language interpreter.

Connors was arrested on Friday afternoon in the city centre after he was identified as a suspect through CCTV footage.

Det. Gda. Conor O'Braonain told the court that when Connors was charged at Pearse Street Garda Station on Saturday night, he replied, 'I'm very sorry about him. It was an accident.'

Judge David McHugh remanded him in custody until December 13, when he will be brought before Cloverhill courthouse.

At the time of his death Mr. Dudley wasn't carrying any ID and suffered severe head injuries. Gardaí released details of his tattoos, piercings and clothing on Saturday which led to the identification of the body.

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