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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Shot man hailed taxi

Published 06/08/2014 | 02:30

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A 35-year-old man received minor injuries after a shooting at the weekend.

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He suffered injuries to the neck when a man - who was armed with a pellet gun - walked into the White Country Inn in Banteer on Sunday night and fired at him.

The victim of the shooting declined an offer of an ambulance to take him to hospital and instead took a taxi home.

Gardai are investigating and have begun interviewing witnesses.

Assault victim

A MAN is recovering in hospital following an altercation in Cork city centre, during which he fell unconscious.

The incident occurred at the Nano Nagle Bridge in the city while he was in the company of two other men.

The man - who is a Cork Simon Community resident - is believed to have been struck, and then fallen unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he is recovering.

Handbag theft

Gardai in Killorglin, Co Kerry, have launched an investigation after a handbag was stolen from a car while three children were in the back seat.

The incident occurred at the Milltown GAA pitch last Wednesday. The theft is the latest in a series of thefts over the past few months.

IT glitches

The National Driver Licence Service says it is experiencing technical difficulties at its centres.

The issue has led to delays at the centre in Kerry, which is located at Manor West Shopping Centre in Tralee.

The service has set up a helpline for anyone affected: Telephone: 0761 087880.

Irish Independent

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