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In Brief: Heroin-charge boy in custody

A 14-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy was remanded in custody in his second alleged drugs offence yesterday after he was charged with dealing heroin.

The boy made no reply when he was charged with possessing a quantity of heroin, for sale or supply to another, at a location in north Dublin, on May 29 last.

Dublin Children's Court heard that gardai were asking for the boy to be remanded in custody. He had broken bail conditions set down previously in connection with his other charges which had been adjourned until a date in August.

Judge William Early, remanded the boy in custody to appear again next week.



Woman dies in beach landslide

Emergency workers searching for a young woman reported missing following a landslide at a beach in Dorset have discovered a body.

Search crews had been hunting for the 22-year-old woman after 400 tonnes of rock fell on top of her as she sat on the beach with her family yesterday afternoon.



Mugabe 'will go if he loses'

Zimbabwe prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai says long-time ruler Robert Mugabe is ready to give up power if he loses the next election.

Tsvangirai made the comments today in New Zealand, part of a tour to ask countries to end limited sanctions against Zimbabwe.

He was confident free elections would be held within a year after a new constitution was drafted on Friday.



€7,500 for nightmare girl

A THREE-year-old girl suffered nightmares after gardai tried to enter her home in Chapel Close, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, by force at night, a judge has been told.

Ruby Whearity was upstairs with her mum when gardai were let into her home by her father in January last year, only for them to find they were in the wrong house.

The Commissioner of An Garda Siochana and the Minister for Justice had made a settlement offer of €7,500 through Ruby's mother, Gemma. Judge Matthew Deery approved the settlement.