GARDAI are to submit a file to the DPP after releasing without charge a 35-year-old man questioned about a hit-and-run which left a middle-aged woman with serious injuries.
The man, who was arrested in the Cork harbour area, was released without charge after being questioned by Cobh gardai about the incident at Ballynoe Hill and Tay Road at 8.30am last Sunday. A dark-coloured saloon car has also been seized by gardai and is currently undergoing a technical examination.
ROMA BABY CARE PROBE
A HIGH Court inquiry will be held tomorrow into the legality of orders keeping a one-year-old Roma baby girl in HSE care.
The child, who cannot be identified by court order, was placed in care by her mother last July but she now wants to return to Romania with her daughter. After the District Court refused to discharge an interim care order, the High Court application was brought on behalf of the child, suing through her mother.
SOPRANO HELPS SCHOOL
A leading soprano is to return a favour to a school choir that has supported her on numerous occasions over the past 20 years.
Cara O'Sullivan volunteered to perform with St Angela's Choir in Cork as part of a special fundraiser for the school after its move to a new campus. All 530 students and teachers have relocated – but the school is trying to raise funds for necessary equipment and works.
MISSING WOMAN APPEAL
GARDAI in New Ross are asking the public for assistance in their search for missing woman Stacia Purcell.
Stacia (66) was last seen on the evening of Wednesday, 30 October, in Mount Garret, New Ross, Co Wexford, and is described as 5ft 3in tall, slim with grey hair and was wearing a blue raincoat. Anyone with information or who can assist in locating Ms Purcell is asked to contact New Ross garda station on 051-426030, or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line (1800 666 111) or any garda station.
HUNT FOR JOYRIDERS
GARDAI have seized two cars and have launched a hunt for joyriders after a road smash.
A man was seriously injured in an incident at around 9.30pm on Sunday in Co Donegal. A Honda and a BMW vehicle are being examined by crash investigators. "There was a single-vehicle road-traffic accident at Lisfannon near Buncrana and the male driver, who was the sole occupant, was taken to Letterkenny Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries," said a garda spokesman.