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Gerard Hughes is accused of endangerment of life by creating a risk of serious harm or death

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Gerard Hughes Pic: Paddy Cummins/IrishPhotodesk.ie

Gerard Hughes Pic: Paddy Cummins/IrishPhotodesk.ie

Gerard Hughes Pic: Paddy Cummins/IrishPhotodesk.ie

A man has been granted bail after he was charged with risking a woman’s life by dragging her from a car during a robbery in Dublin.

Gerard Hughes, 24, of Swiftbrook Park, Tallaght, appeared before Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court on Saturday.

He is accused of endangerment of life by creating a risk of serious harm or death to a woman by dragging her from a car in Crumlin on July 28, 2019. He is also charged with a connected robbery offence.

Garda John Hennigan told the court Mr Hughes met him by appointment at Crumlin station and he made no reply to the charges.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that Mr Hughes must face trial on indictment. This means the case is to be sent forward to the circuit court which has tougher sentencing powers.

There was no objection to bail with conditions that he would sign on daily at his local garda station and remain sober.

Judge Halpin imposed these terms and ordered Mr Hughes, who remained silent during the hearing, to appear again in October to be served with a book of evidence by the prosecution, and for a trial order to be granted.

Legal aid was granted.

There has been no indication as to how he will plead.

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