ILLEGAL MOTORBIKE RIDER REMANDED OVER ‘HIT AND RUN’ ON YOUNG GIRL

Young girl is still being treated in Altnagelvin hospital after being struck by a motorbike rider who was remanded in custody today.

Young girl is still being treated in Altnagelvin hospital after being struck by a motorbike rider who was remanded in custody today.

A MAN has faced Derry Magistrates Court charged over a hit-and-run collision in which a young girl was seriously injured.

The seven-year-old girl was knocked down and seriously injured by a motorbike at Creggan Heights in the city on Friday evening.

David Gerard McCloskey, from Creggan Heights, was charged with causing grievous bodily injury to the girl by driving a motorcycle dangerously.

There was no bail application and he was remanded in custody until Thursday, July 4.

The 23-year-old was also charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident and failing to retain a vehicle at the scene of an accident.

McCloskey was further charged with driving without insurance and without a licence, carrying an unauthorised pillion passenger, driving a motorcycle without protective headgear and with handling goods stolen in the Republic of Ireland, namely £295 in cash and 60 euros.

A detective constable told the court she could connect the defendant to all the charges.

The young girl remains in Altnagelvin Hospital where is being treated for her injuries.

 

 

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