Man released without charge in connection with Trinity gates crash

Picture: Stephen Coyle

A 68-year-old man has been released without charge in connection with a city centre rampage early yesterday morning.

A number of cars were damaged on the grounds of Trinity College and the university gates rammed when a car entered the campus.

The car went up Dawson Street, damaging a number of other cars before being stopped by gardaí.

A man who was arrested and detained at Store Street was released last night.

In a statement yesterday, Trinity College said the car had driven through the front gate following a contracted cleaning van that was entering the college.

"Despite college security’s efforts to stop the car, it drove onto campus," the statement said.

"Pursued by college security, it drove through the front section of the college and then drove back towards the front gate which had been closed by college security.

"However, the driver proceed to ram into the historic entrance a number of times, succeeding eventually to break through it and causing damage."

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