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Gardai told of man's 'groping'

The wife of a man accused of assaulting his neighbour who had allegedly groped her went on to make a complaint of indecent assault to gardai.

Declan Berkely (45), of Berwick Grove, Swords Manor, Swords, has pleaded not guilty to assault causing serious harm to Anthony McGann (54) at Ormond Avenue Swords on September 19, 2010.

Berkely told gardai that he punched Mr McGann after he had grabbed the breasts of one woman and then grabbed his wife's behind.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the group of neighbours had been walking home after spending the night together in their local pub when the incident happened.

The trial continues.



Boxer caught



selling heroin

A TEENAGE boxer who sold heroin to an undercover garda during a sting operation will be sentenced next month.

Aaron King (18), of St Berach's Place, Kilbarrack, in Dublin pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to possessing heroin for sale or supply at Mount Olive Park, in Kilbarrack, on August 2 last. He was a juvenile at the time of the offence.

The youth was remanded on bail to appear again next month for a probation report.



'Cannibal' man allowed out

A man who beheaded and then ate parts of a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada has won his bid to leave the grounds of the mental hospital where he is being kept.

Vince Li (44) will be allowed short escorted trips into the city of Selkirk, Manitoba.

Li was found not criminally responsible for the July 2008 death of Tim McLean. Li, a schizophrenic, is said to be a model patient.



Finger found



in sandwich

A US teenager got an unpleasant surprise when he bit on something tough and rubbery as he ate a roast beef sandwich bought at a drive-through restaurant. It turned out to be part of a finger.

Ryan Hart (14), of Jackson, Wyoming, said: "I was about to puke... It was just nasty."

A worker at the restaurant chain apparently cut her finger on a meat slicer.


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