Investigation launched after car is driven into crowd of people from Dublin's Indian community
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Investigation launched after car is driven into crowd of people from Dublin's Indian community

GARDAI HAVE launched an investigation into an incident outside a North Dublin school that saw a car mount the pavement before driving into a group of people.

The group were members of Dublin’s Indian community, dropping off their children at the Mother of Divine Grace School in Finglas.

The incident occurred around 9:40am on the morning of Monday, November 18.

A silver car was first seen driving past the group before reversing back up the road.

The car then began moving towards the group.

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Though some were able to avoid being hit one man in his 40s was dragged a short distance in the incident.

He was later taken to Mater Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

According to one of the men who narrowly avoided being hit by the car, the occupants of the vehicle shouted racist abuse.

Gardai has confirmed that the vehicle has been seized and is being examined while CCTV footage of the incident is also being examined.

According to RTE, t vehicle has been seized for a technical examination and CCTV footage is being examined.

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí are investigating an incident of assault at School Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, on 18th November 2019 at approximately 9.40am.

"A man in his 40s was taken to Mater Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."

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"No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing."