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An Irish man is due to appear in a UK court this morning charged with attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

The man, who is an employee of RTÉ, was filmed by a vigilante group who say the lured him to Britain under the guise of a fake Facebook profile of a 13-year-old girl.

It's understood that the accused had planned to take the girl to a hotel on Saturday night before bringing her to a football match on Sunday.

According to reports, he was arrested by West Yorkshire Police in Leeds on Saturday after he was confronted by a group of people on the street.

He was detained and questioned throughout the night and all day yesterday.

RTÉ said in a statement it was aware of the matter, which is being dealt with by the police in Leeds.



It's been reported that, the brother of the Las Vegas shooter has been detained on suspicion of possession of child pornography.

According to NBC, Bruce Paddock, 58, was arrested at an assisted living centre in North Hollywood, where it's believed he was a resident. 

Aerial video footage showed investigators enter a building in the 5300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard earlier today.

It's understood that an investigation was underway before his brother, Stephen Paddock, opened fire at a Las Vegas country music festival, killing 58 people.

Authorities are still attempting to determine the motive behind the shooting, which proved to be the deadliest in U.S. History.



Gardaí in Tallaght have arrested a man following a series of incidents in a residential area in west Dublin earlier today.

It is understood that the suspect, who was described as 'armed' by authorities this morning, is suspected of assault and two car-jackings.

He is currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station. It has been established that a firearm has been recovered.

According to reports, armed response units patrolled the area while a search was carried out in a house in Brookview.



An investigation had been launched after an 18-month-old baby fell to his death from the sixth-floor of an apartment block in the UK yesterday evening.

The mother of the baby boy, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Officers and emergency services were called to the scene on Barkenend Road, Bradford at around 5.10pm yesterday following reports that a child has suffered life-threatening injuries.

However, shortly arrived they arrived it became apparent that the 18-month-old had died as a result of the fall.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is clearly an extremely traumatic incident and specially trained officers are working to support the child's family members and those who witnessed what took place.”

He went on to say how those who witnessed the incident had been “deeply traumatised by what they saw.”

“A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the baby's fall and she is currently receiving medical assessment in custody,” he added.

Officers have said they are not pursuing any other suspects at this time, though they have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.



According to local reports, police in Munich have detained a suspect in relation to this morning's knife rampage in the German city.

Confirming developments, Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, said: "We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker." 

Four of the perpetrator's six targets sustained light injuries while two escaped without injury during the attack in the Rosenheimer Platz area of the city this morning. 

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8.30 a.m. local time, and police requested the public remain indoors while authorities launched a manhunt.

A motive for the attack has yet to be established.



A man has been arrested by Gardaí and members of the Special Crime Task Force during an operation in Dublin.

A firearm was seized during the arrest, which happened in Inchicore this afternoon. 

Shortly before 3pm, a van failed to stop for Gardaí during an operation on Kylemore Way.

The van was stopped and a firearm and silencer were recovered after a search of the vehicle.  

A man in his late 20s arrested at the scene after a number of shots were fired by Gardaí during the incident.

No one was injured during the arrest. 

A second vehicle thought to be involved in the incident fled from the scene.

 Investigating Gardaí have preserved the scene for forensic examination.


It's been just over two weeks since Antoinette Corbally and Clinton Shannon were gunned down in Ballymun.

In a display of violence which stunned the community, two masked gunmen opened fire at Antoinette's family home in Balbutcher on August 16, and Gardai are today confirming that progress is being made in the case.

According to a press release issued by the Gardaí this afternoon, a man in his 30s has been arrested by the team investigating the murders.

It has been established that the individual was arrested on Monday August 28 and is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Ballymun Garda Station.

He can be detained for up to seven days.

Commenting on the investigation, Detective Superintendent Colm Fox, Senior Investigating Officer said ”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."

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

48-year-old Antoinette Corbally, who was a mother of six, and 30-year-old Clinton Shannon were innocent victims of a gangland feud, with Gardaí confirming that "the intended target escaped injury."



Gardaí investigating the murder of Nicola Collins have arrested a man in his 40s.

Nicola was killed on March 27 2017 at Pophams Road, Co. Cork. 

The 38-year-old mother-of-three was originally from Tralee in Co Kerry.

The man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.

This is the third person to be arrested in connection with the murder. 



Police have reportedly arrested a man after a van ploughed into a crowd of people on one of Barcelona's busiest streets earlier today.

At least 13 people have died and 32 are injured after the man deliberately drove onto a pedestrian path in Las Ramblas.

According to reports, the man in question had been in prison in the Catalan city of Figueres until 2012.

The area has since been cordoned off and several ambulances and police vehicles are currently at the scene.

It is understood that train and metro services has been suspended and people have been urged to stay indoors.

Police have said they believe the incident was terror related.



According to emerging reports, police in London have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with an incident on Putney Bridge in May.

Footage of the incident was circulated across numerous media outlets in the UK and Ireland this week as police in the British capital appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to the incident.

The shocking footage shows a male jogger passing a female pedestrian into the path of an oncoming bus as she approached him on the city bridge.

A 41-year-old man was arrested in south-west London this morning on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

According to The Guardian, the suspect is currently in police custody.




A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Swords, Co Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 29-year-old is currently being detained at Swords Garda Station.

A post-mortem was carried out on the body of the man who died after he was found with serious injuries close to the back entrance to Fingal Community College on North Street in Swords, Co Dublin.

The man was treated by medical personal, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Fingal, said his thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of the victim.

"This is a very tragic incident, and while the full details of what happened aren’t yet known, we all need to look after our friends on nights out."

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area between 1:30am and 3:30am on Sunday morning, and motorists who may have 'dash cam' footage.



According to emerging reports, a man has been detained by armed officers outside London's House of Commons this morning.

It is understood that Parliament has been put into lockdown while the carriage gates have been closed.

According to reports at the scene, armed officers sprung into action and shouted 'knife, knife, knife' before tasering the individual.

It has been confirmed that the man, who is believed to be in his 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife at the Palace of Westminister.

The incident took place just yards from the spot PC Keith Palmer lost his life after being attacked by Khalid Masood on March 22.


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