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Friday 17 August 2018

In Brief: I'd attack garda again, says boy

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy convicted of attacking a garda told his probation officer that he would "do the same again", a court heard.

He had been found guilty in July at the Dublin Children's Court of assaulting Garda Stephen Broderick and breach of the peace, at a park in Ballyfermot, in Dublin, on September 15 last year.

Judge Ann Ryan noted yesterday that the teenager told his probation officer "the garda deserved what happened and he would do the same again".

She adjourned sentencing and remanded the boy, who was accompanied to his case by his mother, on bail to appear again in December.



Yorkie ad man killed his wife

THE star of the original Yorkie bar adverts is facing jail after admitting killing his terminally ill wife.

Stuart Mungall (71) ended the life of Joan (69) at their home in Tooting, south London, in December last year.

The prosecution accepted his plea to guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The Old Bailey judge was asked by the prosecution to jail Mungall because Mrs Mungall, who had only a matter of months to live, had not asked to die. He will be sentenced today.



Gaga wants to meet Obama

LADY Gaga wants to meet Barack Obama about her concerns over bullying.

Gaga expressed sadness over Twitter about the suicide death of a 14-year-old New York boy who had been bullied over his sexuality.

The pop singer tweeted to her 13.7 million followers: "I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end."

No meeting has been scheduled, a Democrat official said.



Art stolen by Nazis returned

US authorities have returned two paintings that were stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, by the Nazis during World War Two.

The artworks were handed over at a repatriation ceremony yesterday at the Polish Consulate in New York. The paintings were by 19th-century Polish artist Julian Falat.

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