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Saturday 19 August 2017

Man fined €200 over shoe fraud

A YOUNG man who fraudulently bought shoes online using someone else's laser card details has been convicted and fined €200.

Samuel Edwards (24) carried out the crime because he was under financial pressure and intended selling the shoes.

Edwards, of Grove Park, Rathmines, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to a theft offence in the incident at North Park Industrial Estate, Dublin 11.

The judge fined the defendant, giving him six months to pay and 10 days in prison in default.

PASSENGER GIVES BIRTH IN MID-AIR

An airline passenger has given birth to a baby boy in mid-air.

The 39-year-old woman went into labour shortly after take-off from Casablanca in Morocco. The flight, to Bologna in Italy, was diverted to Barcelona in Spain and the baby was born just before landing. Crew members and a midwife, who happened to be on the plane, helped with the delivery.

Mother and child were taken to hospital in Barcelona and are in good health.

BASEBALL DEATH 'AN ACCIDENT'

A man's death after falling from the upper deck of a US sports stadium during a baseball game appeared to be an accident, authorities said.

It was at least the third time a sports fan has fallen from the stadium in Atlanta in about a year.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office yesterday identified the man as 30-year-old Ronald Homer.

An autopsy was planned.

ALERT OVER 'SAFE' LEVELS OF SUGAR

Even 'safe' levels of dietary sugar could be having invisible adverse effects on people's health, new animal research suggests.

Scientists gave mice the equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three fizzy drink cans a day.

They found that female animals died twice as fast as those whose food was not largely composed of sugar.

Male mice consuming the sugary diet were less able to hold territory and reproduce.

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