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Friday 18 August 2017

Murder accused taken into care

a MAN found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity earlier this year has been admitted to the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum for two weeks.

Lateef Bello (42),of Pheasants Run, Clonee, Dublin 15, pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the attempted murder of Adejoke Opesusi at Littleplace by reason of insanity on February 19, 2012.

He was also found not guilty by reason of insanity to burglary, criminal damage, endangerment and assault causing harm in January.

"It is my opinion that Mr Bello suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. He was suffering at the time which led him to believe that his wife was unfaithful and he thought he was dead," consultant forensic psychiatrist Dr Sally Lenihan told the court.

Vatican alert on militant threat

The Vatican is on alert in case of an attack by Islamist militants against the city-state or Pope Francis, but officials are not aware of any specific plot.

"The threat exists. This is what has emerged from conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues," Vatican official Domenico Giani told Polizia Moderna, the magazine published by Italian police, when asked if threats from IS militants were credible.

Fresh Chelsea racism claims

Police are examining mobile phone footage following reports of racist and abusive behaviour by Chelsea fans on a train on Sunday night.

British Transport Police (BTP) said they were called to meet the London to Manchester train as it entered Stoke station, and asked four men to leave.

A BTP spokesman said: "Abusive behaviour on trains and at stations is unacceptable and we will not hesitate to investigate any such incidents."

007 to show his comedic side

007 star Daniel Craig will be hoping to leave viewers shaken and stirred by performing a James Bond sketch for Comic Relief.

The actor will appear in a "special one-off sketch".

Details of the footage, to air on Friday week, are being kept under wraps.

It will be broadcast for Red Nose Day.

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