Friday 18 January 2019

Broken bottle used in robbery

A YOUTH who held a broken bottle to a French woman during a drink and drug-fuelled robbery in Dublin has been remanded in custody pending sentencing.

The boy, aged 17, pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to the robbery of a woman's handbag including contents worth €150, criminal damage to her moped, and possessing a broken bottle as a weapon at James Joyce Street, on December 19 last.

Judge Leonard remanded the teenager in custody for a probation report to be obtained and for urine analysis to screen him for drug abuse.

Attack charge boy faces trial

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been sent forward for trial for an alleged gang attack where a man was kicked and punched to his head during a robbery.

At the Children's Court, the boy, who is on bail, was served with a book of evidence.

Judge Clare Leonard then made an order sending the teen forward for trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The boy is accused of robbery, assault causing harm, theft and criminal damage in a series of incidents near the North Circular Road, in Dublin, on January 3 last year.

Halle quits film in custody bid

Halle Berry has pulled out of a film job to prepare for a custody fight over her young daughter.

A spokeswoman for the Oscar-winning actress said Berry backed out of a role that was due to be filmed in New York this week "due to pending custody litigation involving her daughter".

Berry and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry have a daughter, Nahla, who will be three next month.

NY cabbies admit scam

More than two dozen New York taxi drivers have admitted a fare-boosting scam targeting thousands of tourists and residents who hailed yellow cabs.

A driver accused of manipulating his meter to double the fare rate for nearly 4,000 trips became the 26th driver to plead guilty to felony charge in the Manhattan area.

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