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16-year-old boy charged over hit and run that killed Deliveroo cyclist

A 16-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after he was charged over a fatal hit-and-run in which Deliveroo cyclist Thiago Osorio Cortes was killed in Dublin city centre.

Cortes (28) from Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, was cycling on North Wall Quay when he was struck by a car at about 10.30pm on August 31st last.

He was a student and was delivering food for Deliveroo at the time of the collision.

Cortes was taken by ambulance to the Mater hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A teenage boy was arrested on Friday and detained in Store Street Garda Station. He appeared at an evening sitting of Dublin District Court on Saturday, charged with dangerous driving causing death of Cortes and failing to report the occurrence of an injury to gardaí.

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