Monday 18 December 2017

Judge clears Healy of attack

Northern Ireland football star David Healy has been cleared of assault after a key prosecution witness admitted lying in an attempt to blacken his name.

The 33-year-old striker, who scored 34 international goals, walked free from Laganside Magistrates' Court in Belfast after a judge rejected allegations that he attacked a man in the city centre last year.

District Judge Peter King said he could not be sure the allegations by Conor Crossan were part of a continuing campaign against the former Rangers footballer.


A sick toddler died in hospital after an important heart test was not done because it was the weekend, an inquest has heard.

Dylan Brown (2) died in Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, west London, on May 13 last year after suffering three cardiac arrests.

Dr Shankar Sridharan said though an echocardiogram (ECG) would have helped, there was no reason to conduct one at the time.

The specialist added, with hindsight, an ECG would have been beneficial and would have suggested other drugs.


A judge has expressed his hope that a dispute over where the remains of King Richard III should be reburied will be settled.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave gave a group of the monarch's relatives the go-ahead to bring high court proceedings but urged the parties to "avoid embarking on the (legal) Wars of the Roses Part 2".

Richard's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester last year and the plan is for them to be re-interred at the city's cathedral.

But relatives want the remains buried at York Minster, claiming it was the King's wish.


A US teacher who helped a shark attack victim to shore in Hawaii says the woman kept repeating that she was going to die.

The young German tourist lost her arm in the attack. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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