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World: Man who abducted Cleo Smith had a room full of dolls in his home
A 36-year-old man charged with the abduction of Cleo Smith has been described as an “oddball” by neighbours.
The man, who remains in police custody, reportedly had a room full of dolls and toys.
It is believed he had an obsession with Bratz dolls.
He had a special Facebook account where he shared updates about his Bratz dolls.
He also lied about having children on his numerous Facebook profiles.
Cleo Smith was rescued from his home on November 3rd.
At Home: Gardaí seek public’s help in finding missing 18-year-old
Gardaí in Tallaght are seeking the public’s help in finding missing Tina Lei.
The 18-year-old has been missing since November 3rd.
Tina is 5″9 and of medium height. She has dark hair and brown eyes.
Tina was wearing a white hoodie and blue jeans when she was last seen. She was also carrying a grey backpack and a black gym bag with her.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Woman dies in collision involving a car and a lorry in Co. Antrim
A woman has sadly passed away in a collision involving a car and lorry in Co. Antrim. She died at the scene of the accident as a result of her injuries.
The incident took place on the Frosses Road area of Ballymoney on November 4th.
The collision occurred at approximately 2.50 pm.
The PSNI stated, “The female driver of the car sadly died at the scene as a result of her injuries. A male passenger of the car was taken to hospital following the incident.”
“Inquiries are continuing and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or any other information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 993 04/11/21.”
Gardaí arrested Finglas murder suspect earlier this week
A man suspected of murdering a woman in Dublin was arrested earlier this week. He was arrested under the Mental Health Act, reports claim.
He was arrested due to “erratic behaviour” but Gardaí deemed him fit for release.
A doctor conducted an examination and agreed with Gardaí that he should be released.
He is now the main suspect in a murder investigation. A 32-year-old Brazilian woman was found dead in a fifth-floor apartment in Charlestown, Finglas on November 4th.
He is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The woman suffered severe neck injuries.
Celebrity: Showbiz legend Lionel Blair has died aged 92
Showbiz legend Lionel Blair has sadly passed away at the age of 92.
Blair was surrounded by his loved ones when he passed away.
“He got to a very ripe old age, he was loved by his family, and I think he died in their company, which is lovely.”
Blair’s cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
The actor was best known for Give Us A Clue.
Blair’s career spanned over 7 decades.
RIP Lionel Blair. It's easy to forget how brilliant Lionel was. Here he is performing with Sammy Davis Jnr in 1961. He was a phenomenal dancer and entertainer, he was also very good at charades. #RIP #LionelBlair pic.twitter.com/yiP8qbPqhl
— The Sting (@TSting18) November 4, 2021