Sunday 16 June 2019

Youth charged over queen riot

A YOUTH has been charged with having bricks and stones as weapons when rioting broke out in Dublin city centre during the queen's visit in May.

The boy (17) made his first appearance at the Dublin Children's Court yesterday.

The teenager is accused of engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace, at Dorset Street, in the city centre, on May 17 last. He is also accused of failing to leave the scene when cautioned.

The third charge is under offensive weapons legislation for throwing bricks and stones at gardai on the same date.

Directions from the DPP are required in relation to whether the boy should be tried in the Circuit Court, which has wider sentencing powers.

¤52k bill for 2 drunk on flight

Two Canadian men have been ordered to pay Can$71,757 (¤52,558) in restitution after their drunken rowdiness forced an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing to be diverted to Vancouver.

George Campbell (45) of Conestogo and 38-year-old Paul Alexander Wilson of Kitchener pleaded guilty to mischief.

They were also given suspended sentences and probation for a year.

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