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Former Ireland rugby player guilty of child abuse

Former Ireland international rugby player David Tweed was found guilty on 13 child sex abuse charges in November 2012.

Tweed, 53 who played rugby for both Ireland and Ulster, faced abuse charges relating to two girls over an eight year period.

Crown Court Judge Alistair Devlin told Tweed his crimes were "vile, wicked, dastardly and distasteful" and would be treated very seriously.

He also paid tribute to Tweed's two victims and said his crimes had inevitably placed a "dark shadow" upon their lives.

Tweed has been jailed for eight years for child sex abuse.