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Deal offered to Tiger accused

Gardai investigating a €2.28m Tiger kidnapping offered a place on the witness protection programme to one of the two men now accused of taking part in the robbery.

David Byrne (39), of Old Brazeel Way, Knocksedan, Swords, and Niall Byrne (29), of Crumlin Road Flats, Crumlin Road, have denied being members of a gang that held a Securicor worker and his family hostage as part of a raid in March 2005.

Detective Garda Malachy Dunne told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that Byrne did not take up the witness protection programme offer and also told gardai he had nothing to do with abductions and robbery.

The trial continues before Judge Patrick McCartan and a jury of seven men and five women.

80pc wearing

wrong-size bra

More than 40pc of women have never had their bra fitted, according to a new poll.

Research by Rigby & Peller, the company which supplies Queen Elizabeth's underwear, found that 80pc of women are wearing the wrong-sized bra.

The UK survey revealed that 34pc have not bought a new bra in the past year, more than two-thirds (71pc) have been up to five different sizes in adulthood and 43pc have never been professionally measured for their underwear.