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Drunk student roared at garda

A LEAVING Certificate student went into a garda station and drunkenly roared and shouted abuse at a garda sergeant after officers arrested his cousin, a court heard.

Roy Mahady (20), of Lanesborough Mews in Finglas, admitted before Swords District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour at Swords Garda Station on August 16.

Garda Sergeant Eamon Hoey said Mahady entered the station around 3am and repeatedly knocked on the hatch. He said Mahady was very abusive and drunk and was asked to leave the area, which he failed to do.

Judge Dermot Dempsey fined Mahady €300.

Couple held in airport probe

BRITISH police say they have made two arrests at Heathrow Airport as part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of alleged terrorism.

Scotland Yard said that anti-terror officers arrested a man and a woman (both 26) after they flew in from Egypt late yesterday.

The police statement said the pair were arrested on suspicion of the "commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism" .

Rapist Tyson wins visa fight

AUSTRALIA has granted Mike Tyson a visa, a week after he was barred from entering New Zealand due to his 1992 rape conviction.

A spokeswoman from Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship said it granted the ex-heavyweight boxing champion an entertainment visa for a five-city Australian tour next month.

New Zealand immigration authorities initially granted him a visa before a charity withdrew its support and officials reversed their decision.

Tyson served three years in prison for rape.

Strictly star's quick recovery

INJURED Strictly Come Dancing star Aliona Vilani says she expects to return to the floor in a fortnight.

The professional dancer missed her first live show on Saturday night after suffering an injury to her ankle which left celebrity partner Johnny Ball dancing with stand-in Iveta Lukosiute.

But Vilani said doctors reckon she will be back on her feet in two weeks.