Saturday 15 December 2018

In brief: Man rushed to job after attack

A BLOOD-stained man refused medical aid and rushed to work straight after a street attack because feared he would lose his job, a court has heard.

A boy (16) has been charged with robbery and assault causing harm to the man, described as a young Asian male, at Gardiner Street, in Dublin city centre, on April 1 last year. Judge Ryan sought a report on the victim's injuries before deciding whether the case would stay in the Children's Court or instead be sent to the Circuit Court. The teenage boy was remanded on bail to appear again in July.

Comedian sorry for anti-gay rant

US comic Tracy Morgan has said he was sorry for telling an audience that if his son was gay, he would "pull out a knife and stab" him.

The comedian and 30 Rock actor apologised to his fans and the gay and lesbian community for what he called "my choice of words" in what was characterised by others as an anti-gay rant during his June 3 appearance at the Ryman Auditorium.

A Facebook account posted by an audience member said Morgan's stand-up performance was full of homophobic references.

Youth bailed over shop theft

A YOUTH broke house arrest to steal €450 from a shop, the Dublin Children's Court was told.

The 17-year-old boy was yesterday charged with theft of the money from Marks & Spencers, in Dun Laoghaire, on January 25 last. He made no reply to the charge, Judge Ann Ryan was told.

She granted bail, saying she was only doing so because the teenager had to attend an interview for a training course placements. The boy was remanded on bail to appear again later this month.

900 sax fans in bid for record

Six-year-olds with saxophones have joined more seasoned professionals as saxophonists in Australia set a world record by forming the largest ensemble of the jazz instrument in history.

More than 900 sax enthusiasts gathered at Sydney's Cockle Bay wharf today to celebrate the opening of the Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival.

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