Thursday 19 July 2018

Drug squad net €80k in heroin

Gardai have seized heroin with an estimated street value of €80,000 in a search of two premises in Dublin city centre.

Cash was also recovered in the search yesterday afternoon and four men in their twenties and a man in his sixties were arrested and are being held at a number of garda stations around the city. The search by members of the Kevin Street Drug Unit was part of on-going operations targeting drugs in the Oliver Bond Flats and South Quays.

Bentley enjoys bumper sales

Luxury car company Bentley is on course for a record year after sales rose in the first half of 2014.

The company, based in Cheshire, England, delivered 5,254 cars worldwide in the first six months of this year - a 23pc rise on the January-June 2013 total. The UK half-year increase in deliveries was only two per cent, but Bentley delivered 61pc more cars in China and 27pc more in the Middle East. European deliveries rose 11pc on the back of a strong performance in Germany.

Couple struck by freight train

A MAN in his 80s and a woman in her 70s who died after being struck by a freight train at a level crossing are thought to have deliberately stepped on the line.

The pair died when they were hit by the train outside Lincoln city centre in England. The train was heading for Immingham Docks on Humberside. British Transport Police are investigating the incident.

Police shocked by driver's sight

An elderly motorist has had his driving licence revoked after it emerged he could only read a number plate from one metre away. The 79-year-old's Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 was in a crash with a parked lorry on the A26 Eridge Road near Crowborough, East Sussex, last month.

After escaping with minor injuries, Sussex Police said the pensioner underwent an eyesight test - and left officers "shocked" by his inability to read a number plate at a distance. The pensioner, who has not been named, had to be cut free from his vehicle. The lorry driver was unhurt.

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