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Youth glassed man in the face

A YOUTH has pleaded guilty to glassing a man in the face during a punch-up between feuding families at the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin last February.

The 17-year-old boy, who will be sentenced later this month, has admitted assault causing harm to the man.

The Dublin Children's Court heard that a melee broke out between two feuding families at the Elite Senior Boxing Championship event on February 23 last.

Sentencing was adjourned until November 28.



GUNMEN on motorcycles attacked a truck carrying mineworkers from a Shiite Hazara community in Pakistan killing six workers.

Officials said the gunmen attacked the miners after work in the Machh district.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. An al Qaida-linked militant group known as Lashker-e-Jhangvi has claimed past attacks on the Shiite Hazara community.


THE jury in the trial of four men accused of kidnapping a Securicor worker and his family before robbing €2.8m has been adjourned until Monday.

Jason Kavanagh (39) of Corduff Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Christopher Corcoran (66) of Bayside Boulevard North, Sutton, Dublin Mark Farrelly (42) of Moatview Court, Priorswood, Coolock, Dublin and Alan Costello (50) of Cromcastle Road, Coolock pleaded not uilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five charges each.

They are accused of falsely imprisoning Paul Richardson at Ashcroft, Raheny, Dublin on the night of March 13 and 14, 2005 and of falsely imprisoning and his on the same dates. The four accused are also charged with robbery of €2.28m in cash from Paul Richardson and Securicor Security Services Ireland Ltd


A REALISTIC-LOOKING Halloween costume sent US police officers rushing to a primary school after a passer-by reported seeing someone walking nearby with what appeared to be an assault rifle, police in Washington state said.