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Punched woman unconscious in random attack

While returning home from a night out a woman was knocked unconscious by one punch outside a fast food takeaway restaurant, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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Police investigate break-in at house on Comber Road

Police investigate break-in at house on Comber Road

Police investigating a burglary at residential premises in Lisburn earlier this month have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Lisburn man caught with sawn-off shotgun warned to expect jail sentence

Lisburn man caught with sawn-off shotgun warned to expect jail sentence

A Lisburn man who admitted possessing a sawn-off shotgun has been warned by a judge that he faces a jail term when sentencing takes place next month.

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Woman attacked by gang of armed men in Dunmurry

Woman attacked by gang of armed men in Dunmurry

A number of males armed with batons smashed their way into a house in the Laurelbank area of Dunmurry last night and assaulted the female occupant.

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Woman had Cannabis in her bra - court hears

Woman had Cannabis in her bra - court hears

A woman who concealed Cannabis in her bra has been given a community service order.

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Three people arrested for shoplifting

Three people arrested for shoplifting

A male and two females who were spotted leaving a store in Bow Street, Lisburn with a number of items they had failed to pay for were later arrested on suspicion of theft.

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Car stolen during creeper-style burglary in Lisburn

Car stolen during creeper-style burglary in Lisburn

Detectives investigating a creeper-style burglary at a property on the Ballynahinch Road in Lisburn have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Damien Joseph McLaughlin in 2014

Bail scandal: countdown to terror suspect vanishing

First courts bailed Damien McLaughlin, who stands charged in relation to David Black’s murder. Then they relaxed his bail terms.

Then he vanished. But even then it took another seven weeks before his bail was finally revoked. Here we catalogue, step by step, the time and effort which had been put in to get this far – and how the whole thing is now at risk of being undone, in what is among the worst scandals the UK justice system has seen in recent memory:

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Three immigration offenders arrested in Northern Ireland food outlets

Three immigration offenders arrested in Northern Ireland food outlets

Three immigration offenders have been arrested by Immigration Enforcement officers in Counties Antrim and Down.

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Damien McLaughlin

Bail scandal: DOJ started bail decisions review in October

The Department of Justice has revealed it is gathering facts on bail decisions following the furore around the disappearance of a man due to stand trial in relation to the murder of David Black.

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Chief Inspector Lorraine Dobson.

Police step up patrols after spate of crimes in Dromara

Police have stepped up patrols in Dromara in response to a spate of crimes in and around the village over the past few months.

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Robert Clarke and Mark Pollock who were jailed for their part in the operation

Nine people sentenced for their role in £2.6 million fuel laundering operation

Nine people, including the owner of a Belfast-based fuel supply company, have been sentenced for their part in the laundering, concealing and distribution of an estimated 4.5million litres of red diesel.

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Carer stole from dementia patient

Carer stole from dementia patient

A care worker who booked a holiday in Spain after she had stolen £1,347 from a 91-year-old female client with dementia was jailed for four months on Tuesday.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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Ballymacash break-in: Thieves steal large quantity of cigarettes

Ballymacash break-in: Thieves steal large quantity of cigarettes

Police are investigating the theft of a large quantity of cigarettes from a convenience store in the Ballymacash area of Lisburn.

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Police probe graffiti attack in Dundrod

Police probe graffiti attack in Dundrod

Police investigating a graffiti attack in Dundrod have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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The passenger side window of the car was smashed and a number of tools stolen.

£500 worth of tools stolen from parked vehicle

Police investigating the theft of a number of tools from a vehicle parked at Sprucefield Park and Ride have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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R driver was doing 90 on motorway

R driver was doing 90 on motorway

An ‘R’ driver limited to doing 45mph was detected travelling at 90mph on the motorway, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

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Damien Joseph McLaughlin in December 2012

Disappearance of David Black suspect ‘utterly outrageous’

Disgust and outrage have been voiced after it emerged that it has been seven weeks since police last saw an on-bail terror suspect who is accused of helping kill David Black.

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