| 10.9°C Dublin

Jailed driver aided criminals

A DUBLIN father-of-six who pleaded guilty to membership of an illegal organisation has been further sentenced for aiding criminals.

Nathan Kinsella (35) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to driving two other men in a car on Brewery Road, Stillorgan, on December 9, 2010, while knowing they possessed stolen property.

Judge Patricia Ryan sentenced Kinsella, of St Michael's Terrace, Dublin 8, to four months in prison, dating from yesterday.

He is currently serving a three-year-sentence in Midlands prison after pleading guilty in April to being a member of an illegal organisation. The final year of that sentence was suspended. Lynda 'could have lived'

THE son of British actress Lynda Bellingham believes his mother's life would have been saved had she had a colonoscopy.

Michael Peluso (31), said other tests "missed" his mother's colon cancer.

A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to look at the lining of a patient's large bowel for polyps, inflammation or signs of cancer.

'X marked spot' for accused

A Colorado man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a cliff had a map with an "X" marking the spot where she fell to her death, unsealed court records show.

Harold Henthorn (58), was indicted this month for first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Toni Henthorn, who plunged 120 feet to her death at Rocky Mountain National Park in Sept. 2012.

He pleaded not guilty last week.

Federal agents found the map in the couple's vehicle .

Van wheeze slows speeders

A garage owner tired of speeding motorists tearing through his village has come up with a novel way of stopping them - his own speed camera van.

Rodney Thorne (54), stuck a €12.50 magnetic black square on the rear of a van and parked it outside his garage in Frampton, Dorset.

He says his van - which looks like a mobile speed camera vehicle - has cut the speed of motorists.