Saturday 18 November 2017

Three accused of beach attack

THREE youths have been charged with seriously assaulting a man during a violent disturbance on a beach.

Stephen Keegan (22) and Daniel Keegan (18), both of Old County Road, Crumlin, and Gavin O'Leary (20) of Downpatrick Road, Crumlin, had their cases adjourned.

A judge remanded them on continuing bail after hearing the DPP was consenting to the case being dealt with at District Court level on guilty pleas only. They are all charged with assault causing harm to a man in an incident at Killiney Beach on June 21, 2010. They have yet to enter pleas.

'Bonnie & Clyde' guns get ¤162k

Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have fetched $210,000 (¤162,900) at an auction in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Joplin Globe reported an online bidder from the East Coast bought the weapons believed to have been seized from the outlaw couple's Joplin hideout in 1933. They were a .45-calibre fully-automatic Thompson sub-machine gun and a 1897 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun.

Reveller refused to pay taxi fare

A NEW Year's Eve reveller hurled drunken abuse at officers when a taxi driver brought him to a garda station for refusing to pay his fare.

Robert O'Callaghan (25), with an address at Glen Grove, The Park, Cabinteely, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness, causing a breach of the peace and refusing to pay an €18 taxi fare at Kill O The Grange Garda Station, Dun Laoghaire, on January 1 last. At Dun Laoghaire District Court, Judge Claire Leonard struck out the case after the defendant paid €20 for the taxi fare.

Two killed in plane crash

A small plane has crashed in a New Zealand park, killing both people aboard.

Authorities say the two-seater Yak aircraft fell into a playing field today in the town of Feilding on the country's north island.

Police spokeswoman Kim Perks said the plane left from an airfield a few miles from the crash site and was flying for about 25 minutes before it went down. Perks said witnesses saw the plane performing acrobatics.

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