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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Boy (17) forgot brutal attack

A TEENAGER who has no memory of his role in a brutal attack where he repeatedly kicked a youth after he was already beaten semi-conscious is to be sentenced next month.

The 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to assault causing harm to the youth, aged 18, at James's Walk, in Rialto, Dublin 8 on June 5, 2010.

Counsel defending said the teenager had no memory of the attack, was shocked when he saw CCTV footage of it and is remorseful.



$1m dinosaur



bones scam

The US is seeking to return a Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton to Mongolia after officials there said the dinosaur bones were smuggled into the US.

The skeleton, which is 24ft long and 8ft tall,was shipped to New York from the UK via Florida and Texas in 2010.

It was auctioned by Texas-based Heritage Auctions in New York in May for more than $1 million.

Under Mongolian law, dinosaur fossils are considered property of the Mongolian government.



Shooting after



football match

Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal shooting in Toronto's Little Italy district, where soccer fans had gathered to watch a European Championship game.

Police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene and another was sent to hospital with injuries.

Toronto Police Constable Wendy Drummond said reports of gunshots came in at about 3.30pm local time at the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe.



Boys charged



over car crash

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy and two youths have been charged in connection with an incident where a stolen car crashed after leading gardai on dangerous pursuit.

The three boys appeared at the Dublin Children's Court where they were remanded on bail to appear again on dates in July and August.

The 14-year-old is accused of driving a stolen Volkswagen Golf, which crashed in Swords on June 7 last following a chase which began in Co Meath.

Two 16-year-old boys were charged with being passengers in the stolen car.

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