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In brief: Teen on royal protest charge

FURTHER charges may be brought against a youth accused of offences during protests at the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Dublin in May.

The 17-year-old had been charged earlier with engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, at Blessington Street, Dublin, on May 17 and failing to comply with a garda's direction to leave the vicinity on the same date.

The north Dublin teenager, who is the only juvenile to be charged over the disturbances, appeared at the Children's Court yesterday.

Judge Ann Ryan heard that it was possible that further charges would be brought against the boy and put the case back until October.



Lee treasures



up for auction

Thirteen items belonging to the late kung fu legend Bruce Lee, including a hand-written letter and a fur-lined coat, are set to fetch $113,000 (f80,000) when they go under the hammer in Hong Kong.

The jacket, which was made for Lee's film Game Of Death, was worn by him in 1973, just before he died of a reaction to medication.

The letter was written in 1966 to Taky Kimura, best man at Lee's 1964 wedding, and reveals how Lee taught kung fu to superstars.



Boy is banned



from cycling

A 17-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy was banned from cycling yesterday at Dublin Children's Court.

The teen was charged with trespassing with intent to interfere with property, theft of a bicycle and damaging its lock, at George's Court, in Dublin 7, on June 27 last.

There was no objection to bail, however the judge ordered the boy to "stay off all pedal cycles and not be in possession of a pedal cycle".

The boy was remanded to appear again in September.



Youth accused



over mugging

A YOUTH has been charged over a mugging of a foreign national who was beaten during a failed effort to steal his money and phone.

The youth was accused at Dublin Children's Court of attempted robbery of the man, at Dorset Street, Dublin on May 15 last year.

He was remanded on bail to appear again in September when he is to enter a plea to the charge.


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