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In Brief: Trial over card details charges

A MAN accused of having payment card details belonging to over 200 different people has been sent for trial.

It is alleged that Mohamed Timbo (39) intended to use the card details to obtain goods or services.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court.

Timbo, of The Convent, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with possession of card payment details.

It is alleged that Timbo had a laptop which contained 275 compromised customer payment card details with the intention that they be used to obtain services by deception.

 

REVIEW ON DIABETES DRUG

MEDICAL experts are reviewing the safety of a drug used to treat diabetes after experts linked it to pancreatic cancer.

Researchers have suggested that there could be a link between incretin mimetics, which are used to treat type 2 diabetes, and the disease.

Earlier this year, experts in Europe and America launched a review.

The US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency are meeting to discuss it later this month.

 

PRINCE PHILIP TO STAY IN HOSPITAL

BRITAIN'S Prince Philip faces a fourth day in hospital following abdominal surgery.

Philip, who is 92 today, was admitted to the London Clinic on Thursday following a garden party at Buckingham Palace and underwent the procedure on Friday.

Analysis of the results of the operation are expected to be completed next week.

He was visited by royal doctor Professor John Cunningham on Saturday morning – though the palace would not confirm his attendance.

 

DOG RESCUED FROM MOUNTAIN

A DOG was rescued 10 days after his critically injured owner was airlifted to hospital after a 150m fall in Snowdonia, Wales.

Spaniel Sutty is believed to have been frightened off when a helicopter rescued his 60-year-old owner in the Ogwen Valley on May 29.

Two local people climbing heard a dog whimpering and found Sutty on a ledge.

He was unhurt and lowered to safety in a rucksack.


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