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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Three held over attack on cop

Three men have been arrested over the attempted murder of a PSNI officer who was shot as he waited at traffic lights.

The victim had just left Dungannon police station, Co Tyrone, in November 2007, after finishing work and was stopped outside a church when a gunman fired the rounds and seriously injured him.

The officer drove back to the station, where he crashed into the front gates, and received medical help from colleagues before being taken to hospital.

Three suspects, aged 36, 37 and 41, were detained in Co Antrim yesterday.

STEINWAY HITS THE HIGH NOTES

The piano maker Steinway is being sold for $499m (€375m).

The US-based company terminated an existing sales agreement with Kohlberg & Co after it was outbid by another investment firm, Paulson & Co.

Paulson beat Kohlberg's offer by $3 per share.

Steinway will have to pay a termination fee of about $6.7m.

'PRISON OFFICER

KEPT RAPING ME'

An investigation into historic sexual abuse at a detention centre has opened after allegations were made by a man who claims he was raped every day for four months.

John McCabe, who spent time at Medomsley Detention Centre, in Co Durham, England, has said he was sexually abused by prison officer Neville Husband at the institution.

Husband was previously jailed for abusing inmates at the centre and died in 2009 after his release.

Mr McCabe has said that the abuse took place 30 years ago.

BOXER TO RUN

FOR PRESIDENT

A leading sports association says world boxing champion and key Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko plans to run for president in 2015.

Klitschko was elected to parliament last year as part of the pro-Western party Udar (whose English translation is "Punch.")

Since then, Klitschko, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, has campaigned against what he calls authoritarian moves by President Viktor Yanukovych.

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