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Friday 15 December 2017

Boy arrested for dealing drugs

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested for drug dealing after he was spotted on CCTV burying a bag of heroin in a park in Dublin, a court heard.

The boy, now aged 17, appeared at the Children's Court yesterday where he is accused of possessing heroin worth €380, for sale or supply, in a park in Ballyfermot, on April 6 last year.

Garda David Mathewson told Judge Bryan Smyth that he had been watching live CCTV footage at Ballyfermot Garda Station when he spotted the boy. "He was seen taking a package from under his jacket and burying it in the ground," Garda Mathewson added.

Judge Smyth remanded the boy to appear again in March.



Lioness kills zoo worker

A lioness leapt at the throat of a zoo worker on a rural conservation farm and killed him, apparently because security gates were left open, a zoo said.

Colleagues heard Joe Ramonetha screaming and rushed to help but it was too late, Johannesburg Zoo spokeswoman Letta Madlala said. Mr Ramonetha (63) was declared dead on arrival at hospital. He had been feeding the lioness or cleaning out her enclosure on the zoo's conservation farm in Parys, about 75 miles from Johannesburg, Ms Madlala said.



Bee Gees Gibb back on stage

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has returned to the stage for the first time in months following his cancer battle.

The 62-year-old star made a guest appearance at the London Palladium in the Coming Home charity concert for injured servicemen.

He was given a standing ovation alongside the soldiers, with whom he recorded a Remembrance Day single last year. Gibb has been treated for colon and liver cancer and had to pull out of public engagements as he promoted the track late last year.

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