Saturday 24 March 2018

'Not fair to try me three times'

A MAN wants a court to order he cannot be tried for a third time on charges of kidnapping a family and stealing €2.28m.

David Byrne (40), a married father of three, is alleged to have been a member of a gang that held Securicor employee Paul Richardson and his family hostage in Raheny, Dublin, as part of a raid in March 2005.

He was tried before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on two occasions but neither jury could agree on a verdict.

In High Court proceedings, Mr Byrne, a stage hand, of Old Brazil Way, Knocksedan, Swords, Co Dublin, claims the decision to try him for a third time on the same charges is "unjust" and "oppressive".

Mr Justice Sean Ryan granted a stay on any further steps to prosecute Mr Byrne.

Gay fling sheriff sued by migrant

A Mexican immigrant who had a gay fling with an Arizona sheriff has filed a $1m claim against the sheriff and the county.

Sheriff Paul Babeu announced last month that he was gay and once had a relationship with Jose Orozco while the immigrant was a campaign volunteer.

Orozco has accused Babeu of threatening to deport him if he revealed their affair.

Boeing's new HQ on the way

Boeing has started building a new delivery centre for its widebody planes in Everett in the US state of Washington.

The company said it would enhance the experience for customers taking off in new 747s, 767s, 777s and 787s.

The centre has three times the office and conference space than the centre it replaces, which opened in the Sixties.

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