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Iconic Brit actor Hugh Grant is desperately appealing to burglars who broke into his car to return the stolen movie script, in a bizarre set of events.

On Sunday evening, the Love Actually star claimed the thieves ran away with the as-yet-untitled movie script, which was hidden inside a bag. 

The 58-year-old is devastated, having lost weeks of notes and intense work on his next project.

The Hollywood actor wrote:

"In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script. ‘Many weeks worth of notes and ideas."

"And perhaps my children’s medical cards. Coach Films, Ealing St Mary’s Ealing Green W5 5EN," he concluded.

Grant has three kids, and presumably doesn't want their medical card information rotating around London.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hugh is currently preparing work for the upcoming movie Toff Guys, directed by Guy Ritchie, which centres around the antics of a British drug lord.

HBO series The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, will also feature Hugh's acting skills.

We hope he gets his script back, is there NO DECENCY left in the world lads?

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Gardaí in Athlone are seeking assistance from the public in tracing the whereabouts of two missing teens, named Janelle Quinn and Hannah Hughes.

They were reported missing to Gardaí on Wednesday of last week, on the 15 of August. 

Hannah Hughes

Hannah (16) is described as 5ft 2’, with long red hair. When last seen she was wearing a short length peach hoodie, pink and black leggings, pink Nike Air Max runners and a black jacket.

Janelle (15) is described as 5ft 4’, with long brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen she was wearing grey leggings, a grey hoodie, green jacket and white Nike runners.

 Janelle Quinn

Both girls are thought to be in the Dublin area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station 090-6498550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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The brother of a heartbroken bride-to-be has issued an appeal after his sister lost her engagement ring in Dublin last week. 

According to a tweet posted by the BiPolar BearWear account, the woman misplaced the precious item in the Rathmines/ Rathgar/ Terenure area last Wednesday. 

There is an award on offer for anyone who may have information on the ring's whereabouts. 

The appeal reads: "My sister lost her engagement ring yesterday evening (May 9th) in Rathmines / Rathgar / Terenure area.

"She's obviously fairly heartbroken and I know it's a long shot but if anyone happens to find it there'll be a lovely reward for your kindness. Thanks a mill."

While a solid line of investigation has not yet been established, many Twitter users have replied to the original post wishing the newly-engaged woman the best of luck in her search. 

Anyone with information can contact the moderator of the Bipolar BearWear Twitter account here.

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Lawyers for Brock Turner, a university student found guilty of sexual assault in 2016, have launched an appeal against his conviction.

Prosecution in the  high-profile case last year pushed for a six-year sentence against the Stanford University student, but he was sentenced to just six months, and he walked free after just three.

This week, Turner's legal team are insisting that the jury was misled and ultimately exposed to misinformation which resulted in their client's conviction

In a motion which was obtained by BuzzFeed, Turner's team argue that his trial was ‘a detailed and lengthy set of lies’.

Speaking to NBC, Lawyer John Tompkins stated the team's position, saying: ‘What we are saying is that what happened is not a crime. It happened, but it was not anywhere close to a crime.’

Indeed, during the trial, Turner's father described his son’s sexual penetration of an intoxicated person with a foreign object and his intent to commit rape of an intoxicated woman behind a dumpster as ‘20 minutes of action’.

Turner's team want him removed from the sex offender's register and his conviction overturned.

Turner wa released from prison in September 2016 for good behaviour.

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Oscar Pistorius has had his prison sentence more than doubled by a South African appeals court.

The Paralympic athlete shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentines Day of 2013, and is currently serving six years for her murder. 

The court by a unanimous decision, found his original sentence to be 'inappropriate.' 

His prison term has been increased from six years to 13 years and five months.

The family of Reeva Steenkamp welcomed the court's decision.

'This is an emotional thing for them' Tania Koen, a spokeswoman for the Steenkamp family told The Guardian.

'They just feel that their trust in the justice system has been confirmed this morning.'

Pistorius maintains his claims that he believed Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder in his home when he shot her. 

Cape Town native Steenkamp was 29-years-old when she was killed. 

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Gardaí have launched an investigation following a stabbing incident in north County Dublin on Friday night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at a house on Bath Road in Balbriggan at around 9.30pm.

It's understood that a man in his 40s has been taken to Beaumont Hospital where he is being treated for a single stab wound.

His injuries have been described as serious, but not life threatening.

The scene have been preserved pending a Garda examination and a full investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Balbriggan garda station at 01 802 0510, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information following a road traffic collision in Co. Longford on September 12, 2017.

A man in his twenties suffered serious head injuries after he was truck by a silver Ford Transit van (07 – SO registration) on Main Street, Edgeworthstown at around 2.30am.

The vehicle did not remain at the scene.

The pedestrian was originally taken to The Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, but has since been transferred to Beaumount Hospital in Dublin, where he remains in a critical condition.

Anyone who was in the Edgeworthstown area between 2am and 3am on 10th, or anyone with any information about the incident, is asked to contact Granard Garda Station on (043) 6687660.

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Gardaí in Roscommon are appealing for information this morning after a man was assaulted.

The serious assault occurred in Roscommon Town.

The victim of the attack is a 20-year-old man who is suffering from multiple apparent stab wounds.

At around 11pm last night Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in a car park at a premises on Castle Street.

The man is currently in a serious condition at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.

The scene is currently being preserved for a forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the attack.

They are asking anyone who was in the Castle Street area between to 10.30pm and 11.30pm to come forward. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Roscommon Town 090-6638300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Gardaí in Ballymun investigating the murders of Antoinette Corbally and Clinton Shannon at Balbuthcher Drive are appealing for information on the vehicles used in the crime. 

'I wish to take this opportunity to thank members of the public in particular the Ballymun community for their assistance to date in this investigation,' said Detective Superintendent Colm Fox, Senior Investigating Officer.

'We have had an excellent response to our last appeal for information which is greatly assisting the investigation.' 

'I am  endeavouring to establish  the prior whereabouts of two vehicles used in the commission of the murders of Antoinette Corbally and Clinton Shannon at Balbutcher Drive on the 16th of August 2017.'

According to a Garda statement, the first of these cars is a silver Opel Zafira registration number 08 LS 3101.

Prior to the murders, this car was parked beside a building site at the junction of Balbutcher Lane and Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun for at least an hour.

From this vantage point the occupants  had a clear view of the location where the murders took place. 

The second car, a black golf registration number 06-LH-3466, was used as the getaway car after the culprits abandoned the Opel Zafira.

 It travelled across Ballymun in the direction of Ikea, on through the Northwood business, retail and housing development and on into Santry Close where it was set on fire.

'These cars were purchased in the weeks preceding the murders and had to have been parked up somewhere. I am asking members of the public to contact us if indeed they did see these cars parked up anywhere or even similar type cars,' aid Detective Superintendent Colm Fox.

'Parking spaces in apartment complexes, housing estates, and other parking areas are at a premium.'

'Was your parking spot or a neighbours blocked by either of these cars or similar cars or indeed any car for any length of time? Any information you may have, no matter how insignificant it might seem to be to you, could be very important to the investigation.'

If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01-6664400, the Garda Confidential line on 1800666111, or E-Mail: Ballymun_Incident_Room@garda.ie.

Alternatively, they can simply contact any Garda station.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision yesterday evening.

 

The incident occurred at the junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 at around 6pm yesterday evening.

A Saab convertible car collided with four male pedestrians, all of which were taken to hospital.

 

One of the pedestrians is described as being in a serious condition at Beaumont Hospital.

 

The female driver of the car and one pedestrian were taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital with non life threatening injuries, while a second male pedestrian was removed to Tallaght Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

 

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision or to any motorists with dash cam to contact Pearse St Garda Station on 01- 666 9000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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While the public may have assumed that Taylor Swift's recent triumph would signal the end of her high-profile legal battle with DJ David Mueller, reports today suggest that this may not be the case.

Following the jury's ruling in recent days, Taylor expressed her thoughts on the situation, saying: "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this."

"My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organisations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."

While Taylor is now looking to the future, the DJ at the centre of the case is focusing his time on reiterating his defence.

Appearing on ABC News, the DJ, who was found liable of assault and battery, continues to protest his innocence, and alludes to the rumour he may appeal the verdict.

Attempting to explain his proximity to the star during the now infamous meet and greet in 2013, Mueller said: "I wasn’t invited to be in the photo, so I just moved into the shot the best I could."

Insisting that Taylor's narrative misrepresents what actually took place, he asserted: "What I’m saying is I didn’t do what they say I did. I didn’t do it."

"I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt — and I can pass a polygraph test," he added.

The jury in the case awarded the Shake It Off singer with $1 after she chose to counter-sue the DJ following his decision to sue her.

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Earlier this month we reported on the disappearance of Linda Christian, a 29-year-old woman who went missing in the Blanchardstown area of west Dublin.

Tragically, Linda's remains were found in Coolmines Woods on Monday of this week after the Divisional Search Team conducted a planned search.

It is understood that the discovery was made in an area of undergrowth between Clonsilla Road and Snugborough Road shortly after 2pm.

Gardaí are currently in the process of carrying out inquiries in relation to Linda's disappearance and subsequent death, and are appealing to the public, particularly to anyone who drives through Snugborough Road, to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to the case.

Today marks one month since the 29-year-old, who was described by her family as 'vulnerable', disappeared.

Following the discovery of Linda's remains at the beginning of the week, her sister Nikki paid tribute to her online, writing, "Linda, you came to us with only a crawl, a small bundle of joy to all."

"You filled our lives with happiness & laughter mixed with heartache and anger. We used to joke and talk, about how you would throw a wobbler and have everyone in wonder."

"Through thick and thin I was always there to show you how I care. But life has not been fair to you dear sis. Born with a predestined illness that took hold and made you act out so bold."

"You drifted in and out but we're always welcome. But today your in heaven with our dad watching down on us watching over mam."

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