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Dad shot in leg over drug debt

A YOUNG man who owed €6,500 to a drug dealer was ordered to start selling heroin to pay off his debt or else "face the consequences".

Keith White (22) refused to sell any more drugs after he was caught by undercover detectives -- and was knee-capped as a result.

His lawyer told a court that father-of-one White will be flat-footed for life after he was shot in the leg.

The defendant, of Finglas Wood Road, Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of heroin as well as having the drug for sale or supply at Fergal's Lane, Cappagh Road on September 14 last year.

The judge applied the Probation Act.



Bowel cancer fear for young

Young people are the least likely to know that processed meats such as bacon and ham increase the risk of bowel cancer, a survey out today shows.

Just one in three (32pc) of those aged between 18 and 24 are aware of the link, according to the poll of more than 2,200 people for the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

Scientists estimate about 3,800 bowel cancer cases could be prevented if everyone ate less than 70g of processed meat a week.



Miners killed in Chinese flood

Rescuers found two bodies in a flooded coal shaft in northwestern China as 11 miners remained trapped today.

More than 100 rescuers pumped water out of the mine shaft in Jinta, a county in Gansu province, which was under construction.

On Saturday, 28 miners were killed when an electrical cable caught fire inside a coal shaft in northern Shaanxi province.



Lover stabbed in eye with heel

A woman was due to go on trial today accused of wounding her boyfriend by stabbing him through the eye with a stiletto heel.

Staci Hargreaves (33), from Stalybridge, Cheshire, will face Bradford Crown Court charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Her boyfriend Gavin Taylor (28) was taken to hospital following the alleged attack in the back of a taxi.


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