Thursday 14 December 2017

Teen (19) stabbed and raped in city

A teenage girl was savagely raped and slashed with a knife in the early hours of yesterday morning in Dublin's city centre.

A man held a knife to the 19-year-old's neck and forced her down a laneway near Dame Street where she was stabbed in the leg and raped. Gardai believe the assailant is aged between 20 and 25, is 5ft 9in and was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit.

Flood alert issued after heavy rain

PARTS of the country were on high flood alert last night after torrential rainfall and high winds left many rivers close to breaking their banks.

After almost 60mm of rainfall in less than 24 hours, traders in three Cork towns -- Bandon, Fermoy and Mallow -- implemented precautionary flood protection measures. Flooding was reported on roads in Bantry, Durrus, Ballylickey and outside Kanturk.

60-year-old man found dead in river

GARDAI have ruled out foul play after the discovery of the body of a 60-year old man in a river. The body, understood to be that of a man missing from the Kinsale area, was discovered in the River Bandon near Kinsale, Co Cork, shortly before lunchtime yesterday.

Gardai stressed that the discovery was totally unconnected to the discovery of two bodies in the River Bandon last Monday and Tuesday.

Woman dies after being hit by car

AN elderly woman knocked down in Thurles in Tipperary earlier this week has died from her injuries at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.

Bridie Corbett (83) from Drombane, Thurles, was a sister-in-law of well-known historian Willie Corbett.

Suspect arrested in murder probe

A seventh suspect was arrested yesterday by gardai investigating the murder of father-of-one Ciaran Noonan.

Officers detained a man in his late 20s and brought him to Store Street garda station. He was being questioned last night for allegedly withholding information about the murder.

Army makes safe three explosives

AN Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe three viable explosive devices that were found yesterday.

The devices were discovered in a derelict building off the Ballymun Road in north Dublin after gardai received a call.

Irish Independent

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