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'Hopeless' teen stole gran's car

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who trashed his grandparents' home and stole their car, has been readmitted to bail pending sentence.

The boy has admitted possessing €800 worth of cocaine and to criminal damage "to five bedroom doors and nine wardrobes", and stealing his grandparents' car, on July 21 last.

He caused about €1,200 worth of damage during the rampage, the Dublin Children's Court has heard.

Judge Patrick Clyne decided to grant conditional bail, despite saying reports he had received were "hopeless". He was released and remanded to appear again in two weeks.



Bramble facing



sex charges

Premier League footballer Titus Bramble is due to appear before magistrates today charged with two counts of sexual assault.

The 30-year-old Sunderland defender also faces a charge of urinating in a public place after he was arrested on September 28.

Bramble had been on a night out in Yarm, Teesside, when he was arrested by Cleveland Police.

After he was charged with the offences his legal team made a statement saying he would "vehemently contest" the accusations.



Drugs informer decapitated

A decapitated body was left in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo and a photo of the scene indicates the man was killed for reporting criminals on social media sites.

Police found the body at a monument where the corpse of a woman purportedly killed in retaliation for her postings on an anti-crime website had been left previously.

A photograph of the scene posted on a blog shows a message that reads "this happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn't report things on the social networks."


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