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Teen scratched garda's BMW

A TEENAGE student who scratched the bodywork of a BMW outside a garda station did not realise the car belonged to a member of the force, a court heard.

Aaron Kelly (18) was caught when another garda saw him causing the damage to the vehicle in Howth.

Judge Denis McLoughlin adjourned the case until November 3 for payment of compensation when the defendant appeared in Dublin District Court.

Kelly, of Grace O'Malley Road, Howth, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage to the car on March 5 last.

"He was not aware at the time the car belonged to a member of An Garda Siochana," his solicitor said.

Bail for iPhone theft accused

A MAN who allegedly pushed a woman up against a wall and stole her iPhone in Dublin city centre has been granted bail.

Gerard Lowe (31) has appeared in Dublin District Court on a robbery charge.

Lowe, of Haven House, Morning Star Avenue, is charged with robbing the woman at Moore Street on August 9 last.

Judge Aingeal Ni Chonduin granted bail with conditions that he signs on daily at Store Street Garda Station, observes a curfew and stays out of the Dublin 1 area, except to sign on.

Teacher killed in plane crash

A SMALL plane carrying all three teachers in a remote Alaska village crashed in wilderness terrain, killing the pilot and one of the teachers, a school official said.

The other two teachers and their two children survived the crash, said Karen Ladegard, superintendent of the Iditarod School District.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the survivors were flown to an Anchorage hospital.

Hilton's second mobile drama

PARIS HILTON is suffering more mobile phone drama.

The heiress reportedly lost two mobile devices on a flight to the Philippines.

Manila radio station DZBB said airline authorities are investigating.

In 2005, hackers gained access to Hilton's phone and famously splashed the private mobile numbers of her celebrity friends online.