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Dublin patron saint's heart stolen

4 March 2012 Last updated at 09:04 GMT

The preserved heart of Dublin's patron saint has been stolen from the city's Christ Church Cathedral, officials say.

The thief would have needed metal cutters to prise open the iron bars protecting the wooden heart-shaped box holding St Laurence O'Toole's heart.

Police believe it happened between some time between Friday night and Saturday lunchtime.

Tim Allman reports.