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UNITED KINGDOM

Restaurant apologizes

A restaurant chain has apologized for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whiskey at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant in Swansea. His mother said he was clearly intoxicated. Frankie and Benny’s said on Thursday it was extremely sorry for the incident and is looking into what systems need to be put in place to ensure that it does not happen again.

UNITED KINGDOM

Police arrest marines

Military police on Thursday arrested seven members of the elite Royal Marines on suspicion of murder in Afghanistan last year, the Ministry of Defence announced. The investigation will now be conducted by the Service Justice system, which handles offenses committed by British service personnel overseas, added the spokesman. “These arrests demonstrate the department and the Armed Forces’ determination to ensure UK personnel act in accordance with their Rules of Engagement and our standards,” the ministry statement said.

MEXICO

Late pizza deliverer killed

A furious client killed a pizza delivery man in Mexico for being 40 minutes late, authorities said on Thursday. The victim’s body, eyes blindfolded and hands bound, was found on Monday in the town of Tetla, 140km east of Mexico City, the public prosecutor’s office in Tlaxcala state said. The 22-year-old client, who hit the police officer who discovered the delivery man’s moped, admitted that he beat and locked up his victim for five hours with the help of his girlfriend. It was when the delivery man tried to make a run for it that the client allegedly riddled his body with stab wounds before dumping it in a vacant lot next door.

UNITED KINGDOM

Man jailed for insults

A man who wore a T-shirt that glorified killing police hours after the deaths of two officers has been sentenced to four months in jail. Barry Thew, 39, was arrested for wearing a shirt bearing handwritten messages saying “One less pig perfect justice” and “killacopforfun.com” in Radcliffe, near Manchester, on Sept. 18. His arrest came hours after two police officers in the northwest England city were killed in a gun and grenade attack that shocked the country. Thew was sentenced to four months in jail on Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to a public order offense. He received another four months for breaching the terms of an earlier suspended sentence.

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