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Phones-snatch boy locked up

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy who stole mobile phones from women in Dublin city centre has been detained for three months.

The boy, a repeat offender with 23 criminal convictions, had been caught for his latest phone snatch after he was placed under surveillance by undercover gardai.

Dublin Children's Court heard that on October 15 he snatched an iPhone worth €600 from a woman's hand after he followed her, but he was caught a short while later.

On July 19, he snatched a phone from a woman's hand at Capel Street.

Tot's clothes caught fire

A toddler has suffered serious burns after being discovered with his clothes on fire.

The boy, believed to be aged two or three, was found in the Larne road area of Ballymena, Co Antrim, yesterday afternoon.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said the boy was discovered in the area with his clothes on fire.

He was taken to Antrim Area Hospital with severe burns. The PSNI is investigating.

Man smashed

pub window

A YOUNG man who broke a window in a Dublin pub has been given three weeks to save up for the damage he caused.

Ross Carlisle (25) caused €130 of damage to Boomers Pub, Woodford Walk, Clondalkin, shortly before Christmas last year.

Carlisle, of Cleggan Avenue, in Ballyfermot, had pleaded guilty before Tallaght District Court to a charge of criminal damage.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter for three weeks to allow Carlisle save the compensation.

Unions target

Fiji rugby game

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) will target fans at today's Ireland-Fiji rugby international as part of its campaign to win greater freedom for citizens of the Pacific island.

It will hand out leaflets ahead of the game at Limerick's Thomond Park.

ICTU believes every aspect of life for the Fijian people is controlled by the country's dictatorship and is calling on rugby fans to support the Fijian people through the use of social media.