| 4.9°C Dublin

Croke Park boss stole supplies

A CATERING manager at Croke Park who was caught stealing €15,000 worth of supplies is to be sentenced later after he was given a year to compensate the company.

Paul Leeson admitted he stole supplies including food, soft drinks and alcohol during the 2009 football season.

Leeson (45) of St Killian's Park, Clondalkin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the theft of €15,000 worth of supplies from Fitzers Catering Services between January 1, 2009 and October 31, 2009.

Judge Patrica Ryan adjourned sentencing until next March. She ordered that Leeson pay €350 in compensation and gave him the year to raise the rest.

Winehouse left e3.5m in will

AMY WINEHOUSE left almost £3m (¤3.5m) following her death last year.

The Rehab singer, who fought a lengthy battle with drink and drugs, left gross assets totalling £4,257,580 (¤5, 079,202) when she died last July. But after debts and tax were paid, it left £2,944,554 (¤3,512,790).

She died from alcohol poisoning at her London flat, with an inquest recording a verdict of misadventure.

Boy (16) caught dealing crack

A 16-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy was twice caught dealing crack cocaine.

The teenager pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to possessing drugs for sale or supply in Ballymun, Dublin, in January and December.

The boy, who has no prior criminal convictions, was found with four deals of crack cocaine on each occasion -- worth €320. He was also found with €20 of cannabis.

The boy also had €600 in cash and admitted that the money came from drugs.

Judge Bryan Smyth adjourned sentencing to May.

'Poachers' shot in Kenyan park

KENYA Wildlife Service rangers have shot and killed three suspected poachers.

KWS spokesman Paul Udoto said the organisation has "re-energised" its efforts to stop the poaching of wildlife, especially elephants, who are hunted for their ivory tusks.

Rangers killed three suspected poachers on Tuesday in Tsavo National Park.