Student Drives Car At Man Outside Shopping Centre

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A Computer Science student has appeared in court accused of intentionally driving his car into a man outside a shopping centre in Dublin.

Alegranto Kongolo from Rossfield, Tallaght is facing a number of charges including assault causing harm and endangerment of life.

The alleged incident is said to have happened on Wednesday when a man in his 20s was hit by a car outside Citywest Shopping Centre in Dublin.

He was taken to Tallaght University Hospital where it’s understood he’s still receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Alegranto Kongolo, a 23yo student of Rathmines College, was arrested at the scene and brought to court today.

He’s facing four charges: assault causing harm, endangerment, criminal damage and production of an article capable of inflicting serious injury.

Gardaí objected to bail today on a number of grounds, including the seriousness of the charges and the likely sentence if convicted.

Mr. Kongolo’s mother was also in court for today’s hearing.

The judge agreed to grant bail provided he stays with her in Tallaght, signs on daily, abides by a curfew and has no contact whatsoever with the alleged injured party, whom he knows.