Double raid by gang
GARDAI are hunting an armed gang that carried out two raids in less than half-an-hour. The two men had a gun and a hammer.
The raiders burst into Bamburys bookies office in Main Street, Lusk, north Co Dublin, at 11.30am yesterday and snatched about €500. Shortly before midday, they struck again at The Village Store in Oldtown.
INJURED CYCLIST HOME
A cyclist who suffered a serious head injury in a crash in the US has been flown home to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
Dubliner Padraig Schaler (23) had been cycling in Brewster, Massachusetts, when he was involved in a crash with a van. He underwent surgery at Cape Cod Hospital.
QUIZZED OVER BREAK-IN
THREE men have been questioned about a violent break-in at the home of an elderly couple in Co Westmeath.
The thugs forced their way into the house at Ballynacargy, near Mullingar, and threatened a husband and wife, aged in their 80s and 70s, with a knife. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
PETROL BOMB HITS BOY
THE hunt is on for two boys who threw a petrol bomb that hit an 11-year-old sitting on a park bench in Derry. Kevin Grint will be scarred for life after the petrol bomb hit his back, melting his football jersey and leaving severe burns on his back.
He was hit by the petrol bomb on Thursday evening in the Bishop's Field park near his home in Iniscarn Crescent in Derry.
FURY OVER JILL APPEAL
JILL Meagher's husband has vented his fury on Facebook over Adrian Ernest Bayley's appeal for a reduced sentence, saying he wants more time added to the killer's 35-year jail term.
Tom Meagher said that Bayley's bid for a reduced sentence negated the "goodwill" that had been afforded to him by the courts for pleading guilty.
DOLPHIN HURTS WOMAN
A WOMAN is recovering in hospital after she was struck by a dolphin while swimming at a popular beauty spot.
The incident has led to renewed calls for people visiting Doolin, Co Clare never to swim with a dolphin that frequents the popular bathing area.
The 40-year-old woman, who is believed to have been visiting from Westport, Co Mayo, was struck in the abdomen while swimming near the pier yesterday.