Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Portadown Man Sentenced for Rape and Child Cruelty

Wednesday 28th September, a 50-year-old man from the Portadown area was sentenced to 18 years at Newry Crown Court for 11 counts of rape and child cruelty. The man, who cannot be named in order to protect the victims identify, will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life , and will also be […]

Community Crime

McLaughlin: PSNI Action Plan to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls “Long-Overdue!”

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has said that the new PSNI action plan to tackle violence against women and girls is “long-overdue”, adding that it must be accompanied by action from a reformed Executive. Ms McLaughlin is the SDLP representative on the Policing Board. Commenting, Ms McLaughlin said: “The launch of today’s action plan by […]

Armagh Community Constituency Crime Newry and Armagh

Suspected Arson Attack at House on Armagh Road, Tandragee

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a house on the Armagh Road, Tandragee, in the early hours of Monday 26th September. A report was received from a member of the public at around 4.10am that an outbuilding of a vacant house in the area was on fire. Officers attended along with colleagues from […]

Constituency Crime South Down Warrenpoint

Police Appeal Following Damage of Narrow Water Memorial

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of criminal damage at a memorial in the Narrow Water area of Warrenpoint. A number of wreaths were reported to have been removed from their location and left in the vicinity. The report was made to police on Sunday morning, 25th September at 11am, however, the damage could have happened […]

Constituency Crime Newry and Armagh South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

Taylor Condemns Desecration of Narrow Water Memorial

Following the desecration of wreaths, memorial crosses and floral tributes yet again at the Narrow Water memorial to those soldiers murdered in 1979, Ulster Unionist Councillor David Taylor said: “Once again those driven by hate have taken the opportunity to cause further hurt and trauma to the loved ones of the brave soldiers who were […]

Community Constituency Government Legacy Politics South Down Westminster

Settlement to Family of Loughlin Maginn Clear Inidcation of Failures in Police Investigation- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said a settlement made to the family of Loughlin Maginn is a clear indication of the failures in the police investigation of the 1989 murder. The South Down MP said: “The PSNI and the British Ministry of Defence have made an undisclosed settlement to the family of Loughlin Maginn […]

Community Constituency Council Crime Downpatrick Government NMD Council South Down

DUP Councillor Charged in Court With Trying to Sexually Communicate With Two Children

A suspended DUP councillor was today (thurs) charged with trying to sexually communicate with two ‘children.’ Although he did not appear at Downpatrick Magistrates Court by video link, 59-year-old William Walker was charged with two offences alleged to have been committed between 11-21 February this year. Walker, originally from Killyleagh but now with an address […]

Banbridge Constituency Crime Upper Bann

Arson Incident in Banbridge

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information in relation to an arson incident in Banbridge. Detective Sergeant Wilson said: “Shortly before 9pm yesterday, Tuesday 20th September, a report was received of a vehicle on fire outside a house in the Tudor Oaks area of the town. “Officers attended the scene, together with colleagues from the […]

Crime Scamwise

Police Warn Public Against Fraudsters Operating Cost-of-Living Scams

Police are warning the public to be on their guard against fraudsters operating cost-of-living scams. The warning comes after a scammer contacted a local resident claiming to be from an energy company offering to pay them a grant. The scammer claimed they needed their bank details to pay money into their account. Thankfully, the person […]

Constituency Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

Jewellery Worth £200,000 Stolen in Lurgan

Detectives in Lurgan are appealing for information in relation to a burglary at a house in the Dromore area, during which jewellery worth between £150,000 – £200,000 was reported to have been stolen. Detective Inspector Handley said: “It’s believed that entry was gained to the property at Ballymacormick Road sometime between 9.30am and 10am on […]