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Gardai led on chase by teen

A YOUTH found guilty of dangerous driving after he led gardai on a high-speed chase in Dublin which ended when he crashed into a parked taxi has been bound to the peace for one year.

Judge Clare Leonard noted yesterday that the 17-year-old had just completed a six month sentence for a drugs offence.

The teenager, who has 15 prior convictions, had been found guilty at the Children's Court of two counts of dangerous driving in Dublin's north inner city on April 2 last year.

He had been given a two-year road ban and a suspended sentence nearly two weeks before the incident.

Jab warning as tourists fall ill

Travellers were urged today to get vaccinated before going abroad after one in four people revealed they fell ill on holiday.

A new survey by Sanofi Pasteur MSD showed 70pc of holidaymakers do not get vaccinated, despite 62pc of them being aware of the dangers of tropical diseases.

Professor Sam McConkey, of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, warned those going abroad to seek health advice.

Wrestler guilty in kidnap plot

A former Armenian wrestling champion has been convicted of kidnapping a man, beating him and demanding a $1m ransom.

A jury in Los Angeles found Vagan Adzhemyan guilty yesterday. His first trial last year ended with a mis-trial after the jury deadlocked.

Adzhemyan (42) admitted kidnapping Sandro Karmryan, beating him, shocking him with a stun gun and holding him captive for days until he was rescued by police.

Footballer on

assault charge

Former Premiership footballer Claus Lundekvam (37) will appear in court today to face an allegation that he assaulted a woman.

The ex-Norwegian international, who played for Southampton for 12 years, was detained at his home in the English city, in connection with the allegation of common assault.

He retired from soccer three years ago.