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Northern Ireland: man charged with burglary at bishop's home

August 30, 2010

An Irish bishop was the target of an apparent bungled burglary attempt on August 30.

Bishop Seamus Hegarty of Derry told police that he encountered a trespasser at his bedroom door in the early hours of the morning. The bishop said that the thought the man was carrying a weapon. The man left the bishop’s residence, but police soon arrested Declan Devine and charged him with burglary. They reported finding several items that belonged to the bishop in Devine’s home.


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