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Teen held over tourist robbery

AN OUT-of-control teenager, who allegedly "preys on tourists" has been further remanded in custody.

He was brought before the Dublin Children's Court on Monday after he was arrested earlier that morning for robbery of a handbag containing, a wallet, €150 in cash and a mobile phone from a foreign woman in Gardiner Street.

She was punched to her head, left bruised and in a state of shock following the robbery, the Children's Court was told.



Judge winds up Cork City FC

THE High Court has confirmed an order winding up Cork City Football Club.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy made the order despite another application to delay her decision for an additional 48 hours to allow club owner Tom Coughlan secure additional funding.

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy made the order winding up Cork City Investment FC Ltd on Monday but she postponed the formal making of the order until lunchtime yesterday to allow for the payment of a debt of more than €160,000 to the Revenue Commissioners.

Yesterday, the judge was told the debt had not been paid.



Video clears college student

US prosecutors in California dismissed charges against a San Jose State University student who was videotaped being struck by police after he allegedly resisted arrest.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office announced that Vietnamese student Phuong Ho would not face charges of brandishing a deadly weapon and resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer.



Rape woman admits she lied

AN American woman who fabricated a gang rape accusation that sent an innocent man to prison will spend up to three years behind bars herself.

Biurny Peguero said at her sentencing that she asks herself every day how she could have done what she did to William McCaffrey.

The 27-year-old New Jersey woman told a priest and then authorities last year that she had made up the 2005 incident.


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