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Shopper admits card was stolen

A MAN has appeared in court accused of using a stolen credit card to go on a €1,540 shopping spree.

David Donnelly (49) of North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1, was remanded on continuing bail on multiple theft charges. Dun Laoghaire District Court heard the accused went to House of Fraser in Dundrum town centre and used the stolen card on September 20 last year. Other charges related to thefts at Marks & Spencer.

He pleaded guilty and the case was adjourned to March 9 for the production of a probation report.

Suspect bailed on iPod charge

THE case against a man charged with stealing a youth's iPod has been adjourned.

John Gaynor (20) is also charged with stealing the man's phone in an incident in south Dublin. Dun Laoghaire District Court heard it was alleged that the accused, of Cedar Court, Ballybrack, met the man and stole the iPod nano and Nokia phone at Daleview Park, Ballybrack on September 6 last year. Judge Anne Ryan remanded the accused on continuing bail, to appear in court again on January 19.

Hotel's human bed warmers

A hotel chain is employing human bed warmers to help guests get a good nights sleep.

The walking electric blankets are dressed in special all-in-one sleeper suits and are sent to warm the beds of guests staying at the Holiday Inn before they get under the covers.

Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said the idea could help people get off to sleep.

Ex-con jailed for carrying blade

A CRIMINAL with 93 previous convictions caught carrying a blade claimed he had been using it to fix a car stereo.

Thomas McCann said the broken blade that was found on him had snapped while he was using it to repair the CD player. Judge Anne Ryan sentenced him to two months in prison. McCann of Curragh Grange, Newbridge, Co Kildare, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a weapon on April 29 last year.