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Boy refused bail over knife raid

A BOY has been refused bail after a court heard he plunged a knife into a CCTV camera to stop it filming a gang's knife raid on a Dublin shop.

The south Dublin boy (17) was before the Children's Court yesterday after he was charged in connection with three incidents in south Dublin, in June and July. He is accused of robberies at Tesco, in Dolphin's Barn, on June 29, and at St James's Walk, Dublin 8, on July 28. Judge MacGrath remanded the teenager in custody pending direction from the DPP in relation to whether the case should stay in the Children's Court.

Sand burial teen 'sure he'd die'

A teenager who was buried in 6ft of sand while digging a trench on a California beach said he was certain he would die before rescuers pulled him to safety.

Matt Mina (17) said he passed out after a few minutes, but before he lost consciousness he thought of his family and friends.

It took dozens of rescuers about 30 minutes to dig out Matt, from Free Union, Virginia.