Australian woman, 20, charged with murder of 17-year-old Irish teen

A 20-year-old woman has been charged over the death of Irish teenager, Jacob Cummins.

Aya Hishmeh, from Perth, Australia, was behind the the wheel of a car when it struck a group of people on Eucalyptus Boulevard, in Canning Vale, last Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, the driver mounted the path and drove at speed towards the teenagers.

17-year-old Jacob was killed in the incident and four others were seriously injured.

Appearing before Perth Magistrates Court over the weekend, Ms Hishmeh was charged with Jacob's murder as well as the attempted unlawful killing of four others.

She was remanded in custody and is due to appear again in January, 2018.

Jacob's friends and family held a beach vigil in Scarborough in his memory on Saturday morning.