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In Brief: Prankster in fake gun heist

A YOUTH, who terrified staff at a fast-food takeaway when he brandished an imitation gun during a drug-fuelled prank heist, has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The 17-year-old boy, who is in care, admitted at the Children's Court to possessing an imitation firearm, following the incident in Abrakebabra, Drumcondra, north Dublin, on April 21 last.

Staff were terrified as the teenager came to the counter and demanded taco fries. The boy was captured on CCTV leaving the scene.

The teenager was remanded on bail to appear again in April for sentencing.

Fan sues over

crush at Slane

A MAN claims his ankle was broken during a crush in a queue for a bar at an Oasis concert at Slane Castle, the High Court heard.

Paul Kennedy (22), of Ballinteer Park, Dublin, is seeking damages over an alleged incident on June 20, 2009.

Mr Kennedy is suing MCD Productions, Dun Laoghaire, Lord Henry Mountcharles, and Solak Bars Ltd of Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin.

Liability has been denied and the case continues.

Man 'robbed

Harry's friend'

A man was due in court today charged with robbing a friend of Prince Harry as he chatted to him on the phone in the street.

The prince (27) drove to help Thomas van Straubenzee after the incident in Battersea, south west London, in November.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said that Winful Taylor (27) of Streatham, was yesterday charged with robbery on November 30 2011 in Albert Bridge Road and was due to appear before magistrates today.

Meat Loaf pulls

out of TV show

Rock star Meat Loaf had to pull out of a live TV show yesterday, just moments after viewers saw him messing around for the cameras.

The Bat Out Of Hell singer was seen balancing a banana on his head as he awaited his slot on ITV1's Loose Women.

But later viewers were told he'd been taken ill. His representatives said he had a mild case of flu.