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Monday 23 April 2018

In Brief: Appeal for missing child

A YOUNG girl reported missing in the UK may be in Ireland.

Police have issued an appeal about 11-year-old Kathleen Doherty (below) and are trying to contact relatives who may have brought her to Ireland.

Kathleen went missing last week with her sister Biddy Doherty (14) but Biddy has since been found.

Detectives said Kathleen is a member of the Traveller community and has relatives in Ireland.

 

NO SPACES FOR TEEN SUSPECT

A TEENAGE burglary and car theft suspect who avoided custody due to the shortage of juvenile detention spaces has again been remanded on continuing bail.

The 16-year-old boy is accused of criminally damaging a Garda van and stealing a car on Thursday at Greenfield Road, Sutton.

He was subject to bail conditions on three burglaries charges and two motor thefts on September 9 and 11 in north Dublin.

The teen appeared at Dublin Children's Court yesterday and was remanded on continuing bail until November 18.

 

CONCORDIA CHIEF 'IGNORED PLEAS'

Panicking crewmen in the engine room of the flooding Costa Concordia tried to tell their captain how badly crippled the cruise ship was after it slammed into a reef.

But the pleas apparently failed to convince Francesco Schettino to order the luxury liner's evacuation, a court has heard.

Schettino is on trial in Grosseto, Tuscany, on charges of manslaughter, causing the 2012 shipwreck which killed 32 and abandoning the vessel.

 

POLICE CHIEF IN RAPE ROW

India's top police official is under fire for saying: "If you can't prevent rape, you might as well enjoy it."

Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the comment during a conference about illegal sports betting and the need to legalise gambling.

Mr Sinha said his comments were taken out of context but angry activists have called for his resignation.

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