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Wednesday 13 December 2017

In brief: Youths got lost in mountains

Two German youths were lost in the Dublin mountains in the early hours of the morning after straying from their camp.

Dublin coast guards co-ordinated the launch of a Dublin-based helicopter and the Dublin/Wicklow mountain rescue to locate the two teens via mobile phone. The incident began at 9.30pm when one of the youths contacted the emergency services to say they had walked from their camp on the Lugnaquilla mountain but had been unable to find their way back in the darkness.

The pair were located at around 1.30am.



Gangster held in drug swoop

ONE of the last senior members of the McCarthy-Dundon gang who is not yet behind bars was in custody last night after he was caught with a €150,000 consignment of heroin.

The well-known criminal - who is in his 40s -- was arrested on the outskirts of Limerick following the discovery of the drugs on the grounds of Delmege House.

The suspect is closely aligned to the Ryan brothers, Kieran and Eddie. He narrowly escaped when an assailant armed with an AK-47 opened fire on him several years ago.



Boy sent for trial over mugging

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy left a man traumatised following a 30-second mugging where he was kicked and punched as he was held to the ground, it was alleged yesterday.

The victim (24) no longer walks at night and would not stay at his home for two weeks following the incident last June, Judge Bryan Smyth heard at the Dublin Children's Court. He refused jurisdiction and held that the case should be sent forward for trial.

The teenager, who is in custody on remand, has been charged with attempted robbery of the 24-year-old man in Phibsborough.



T rex may have been cannibal

Dinosaur king Tyrannosaurus rex may have been a cannibal that preyed on its own kind, new evidence suggests.

Large bite marks on T rex bones could only have come from other members of the same species, say scientists. The gouges are the result of feeding, not fighting, according to researchers.

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