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Teenager 'sold fake iPhones'

A DUBLIN teenager has been accused of tricking people into buying fake Apple iPhones.

The 17-year-old boy was charged yesterday at the Children's Court under Section 6 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act, for deception, at Cope Street, in Dublin city-centre, on September 23.

He is also accused of possessing a stolen wallet on the same date.

Judge Leonard remanded the teenager on bail to appear again next month when he is to enter a plea to the charges.



Garda caught boy after raid

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy, who climbed into a garda's arms during a botched escape from a house burglary, has been remanded on bail pending sentencing.

The teenager pleaded guilty yesterday at the Children's Court to burglary at a house in Phibsborough, in north Dublin, on April 29 last. He also admitted criminal damage to a patio door, at the property.

Judge Clare Leonard heard that the teenager intended to pay €320 compensation.



Iranian actress jailed over film

The Australian producers of a film critical of Iran say they are appalled at reports that an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in the movie.

The Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com said that Marzieh Vafamehr's attorney had appealed the sentence. Lashing sentences are not uncommon in Iran, but many are not carried out.

Producers Julie Ryan and Kate Croser said they were shocked and saddened by the sentence.



I didn't harass Rio -- woman

A woman found guilty of harassing Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand was due to appeal against her conviction today.

Susanne Ibru (38) was jailed for 10 weeks in May after the 32-year-old footballer told her trial that Ibru left him fearing for his family's safety by turning up at his home.

Ibru, of no fixed address, is due to appear at Warrington Crown Court today for an appeal hearing in a bid to overturn her conviction for harassment.