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No Lotto winner

THERE was no winner of last night's €4m Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 12, 15, 31 and 33 and the bonus number was 20.

There were no winners of the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €350,000 after the numbers 10, 20, 21, 25, 26 and 36 were drawn, along with bonus number 33. There were also no winners of the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000. The numbers 7, 9, 11, 12, 42 and 43 were drawn and the bonus number was 5.

Murder suspect held

GARDAI have arrested the prime suspect for the murder of a Dutch national who was found with a large kitchen knife in his chest at his Dublin apartment.

The suspect had left the country and was understood to have flown to the Netherlands. He returned to Dublin yesterday and was arrested by detectives from Ballymun investigating the murder of 31-year-old Kamal El Habsati, a Dutch citizen of Moroccan descent.The 41-year-old suspect was being held at Ballymun garda station. The victim, who worked at a call centre in Santry, was only identified on Tuesday after six days of inquiries when family members arrived in Dublin.

Missing Christmas?

A FREE phone line has been set up for missing people to send Christmas messages to their families.

Anyone listed as a missing person can call the Message Home helpline on 1800 911 999 any time of day and leave a message for their family to let them know they are alive and well. Alternatively, anyone who wants to speak to a volunteer can call 1890 442 552 and then record message for a relation or friend.

Help for crime victims

GARDAI have promised help for victims of crime through the launch of a new support service.

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Based in Ballybricken garda station in Waterford city, the countywide service, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, can be contacted on 051 305370(1) or waterford.garda-service@garda.ie.

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