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Friday 17 August 2018

Boy (16) bailed on knife charge

A DUBLIN teenager accused of producing a knife during a domestic violence incident has been granted conditional bail.

The 16-year-old boy is charged with assaulting two gardai at his north Dublin home on January 14 last. He had been remanded in custody on that date after the Dublin Children's Court heard that he could not offer an address to take up bail.

Yesterday Judge Clare Leonard noted that the boy's aunt was willing to take him and bail was granted. The teenager, whose mother was also present for the case, was ordered to obey a curfew.



Dogs sniff out cancer signs

Dogs can sniff out the early stages of bowel cancer, according to a new study.

Chemical compounds specific to some cancers are thought to be contained in breath and stool samples, which dogs can detect with a high degree of accuracy.

The finding could pave the way for a screening test to pick up signs of the disease before it has spread.

For the research, a Labrador Retriever completed 74 sniff tests on samples from 48 people with bowel cancer and 258 healthy volunteers.



Addict jailed over robbery

A HEROIN addict has been given an eight-year sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for robbing a woman at knifepoint and other offences.

Stephen Dunne (27) of Ravenswood Lawn, Ongar, pleaded guilty to two robberies, theft and the unlawful taking of a car, and was given an eight-year jail term with the last two years suspended.

Garda Jennifer Woods told Ms Karen O'Connor BL, prosecuting, that Dunne robbed the woman in her car.



Slaughter of 100 sled dogs

Police in Canada are investigating the slaughter of 100 sled dogs by an adventure company after an organisation that fights animal abuse called it a bloodbath.

Marcie Moriarty, British Columbia SPCA's animal cruelty investigations manager, said an Outdoor Adventures Whistler employee was told to cull the dogs. Some were shot while others had throats were slit before their bodies were thrown into a mass grave.

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