A Dublin man who ‘hoodwinked’ an 82-year-old woman with dementia by taking €2,250 for roofing work he never carried out has avoided a jail term. File photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

A Dublin man who “hoodwinked” an 82-year-old woman with dementia by taking €2,250 for roofing work he never carried out has avoided a jail term. John(...)

Accused stabbed his victim four times around the head and also punched and kicked him. The court heard school children who witnessed the attack were frightened and crying.

A man who stabbed a family acquaintance with a metal object during the school run has been jailed until Christmas week when a judge will sentence him.(...)