Monthly Archives: December 2013

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‘VIABLE BOMB’ MADE SAFE

ARMY technical officers have made safe a "small viable''' bomb found outside a house over night. Police were forced to evacuated a number of homes in the Alexander Avenue area of Armagh and residents were put up in a local community centre during the security alert. It...more

FIVE MEN ARRESTED OVER ASSAULT

FIVE men were arrested over an incident in which two males were assaulted in the Derry earlier this month. Police in the city are appealing for information about the incident which occurred in the Aberfoyle Terrace area on Saturday, December21. A PSNI spokesperson said at...more

PROBE LAUNCHED AFTER OLD LADY KNOCKED KNOCKED AND KILLED

GARDAI are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Churchtown, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal last night. Shortly before 6 pm, local woman Maura Porter was struck by a car whilst out walking just 150 metres from her home. The 70-year-old received serious head injuries and...more

THREE MEN INJURED IN SLEDGEHAMMER ATTACK

DETECTIVES have appealed for information after three were attacked by a gang armed with baseball bats and sledgehammers. According to the PSNI, four masked men stormed a house at Castle Park in Tobermore at about 10 pm on Monday night and attacked the men. One victim,...more

THREE HELD IN SOUTH BELFAST DRUGS PROBE

THREE men were arrested by police following a report of suspicious activity near premises in the Markets area close to Belfast city centre. Officers swooped at Cromac Street area on Monday afternoon shortly after midday. Three men - agedĀ 34, 37 and 41 - were arrested on...more

TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL LATEST: MOTORISTS ADVISED TO TAKE CARE ON ROADS

POLICE are advising motorists to slow down and take extra care on the roads on New Year's Eve. It follows heavy overnight rain across the province. A lot of surface water on the Sydenhan Bypass this morning and the High Bangor Rd between Donaghadee and Bangor is also said...more

THREE CHARGED OVER HOUSE BURGLARY

THREE people are to appear in court his morning charged over a house burglary. The trio - aged 16, 27 and 28 - have been charged with going equipped for a burglary in Bessbrook, south Armagh on Monday, December 30. The teenager and the 28-year-old have also been...more

MAN HELD IN BOOKIE SHOPS ROBBERY PROBE

POLICE have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at a bookmakers office during which two shots were fired. No one was injured during the raid on the Ladbrokes betting office in St Francis Terrace in the Collon area of Pennyburn, Derry on December 16. A...more

HAASS TALKS FAIL TO REACH ALL PARTY AGREEMENT

AFTER 21 marathon hours of discussion, the Haass talks have broken down without agreement this morning. The five main Stormont Executive parties met through the night in a final push too reach accord over the past, parades and flags. But the DUP, UUP, SDLP, Sinn Fein...more

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