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Family in fear after arson attack in Donaghcloney

A family is in fear of their children’s safety after four vehicles were destroyed in an arson attack in Donaghcloney.

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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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Man accused of stamping on victim’s head

A man had his head stamped on and a knife held to him after waking up in a house on a Christmas night out, the High Court heard today (Wednesday)

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Defendant is returned for trial facing  serious assault charge

Defendant is returned for trial facing serious assault charge

A 33-year-old Dromore man has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court facing a serious assault charge.

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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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Caught after tip off from member of  the public

Caught after tip off from member of the public

A member of the public who reported a drink driver to the police was praised by the judge sitting last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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DCS Murray, pictured in 2011, gave his BBC interview, yet it was the News Letter that led the way in trying to shed light on the scandal

Bail scandal: After PSNI ignore News Letter, top detective gives first interview to BBC

For one week the News Letter has shown by far the greatest interest in the disappearance of an alleged terrorist plotter while he was out on bail, yet the PSNI refused to speak about it.

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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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Man and woman face burglary charges

Man and woman face burglary charges

A man and woman have been charged with a number of burglary-related offences.

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Threatened to kill a woman

Threatened to kill a woman

Threatening to kill a woman and false imprisonment were just two of 16 charges a 25-year-old Lurgan man pleaded guilty to this morning (Wednesday, January 11).

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20/12/12: Damien Joseph McLaughlin

Bail scandal: PSNI finally break silence over suspect’s disappearance

The PSNI have finally broken their silence over the disappearance of a man accused of helping to murder prison officer David Black.

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Alleged killer driver Claire Gough

Alleged killer driver not fit to face court says her lawyer

An alleged killer driver is not fit to face court, her lawyer has claimed.

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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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Texting

Police warn parents about texting codes used by teenagers

Parents are being warned about texting 'codes' used by some teenagers to disguise their online messages.
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Man suffers broken jaw: Police probe serious assault in Craigavon

Man suffers broken jaw: Police probe serious assault in Craigavon

Police officers investigating a serious assault in the Tullygally area of Craigavon last month have made a public appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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A Wacker power saw similar to this one was among the power tools stolen from a property in the Scarva Road area of Banbridge.

Police investigating theft of power tools

Police officers investigating the theft of power tools in Banbridge have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

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Judge tells man he has been ‘a very spoilt boy’

Judge tells man he has been ‘a very spoilt boy’

Handing down a suspended sentence to a Laurelvale man a judge told him this was the last opportunity he was getting from the court.

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Driving ban on points tot-up system

Driving ban on points tot-up system

On the tot up points system a 23-year-old man was banned from driving for six months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Drink-driver had been to party the night before

Drink-driver had been to party the night before

On the morning after he had been to a birthday party a 35-year-old man was detected driving with alcohol on his breath.

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Prison for man who verbally abused police

Prison for man who verbally abused police

While police were dealing with another person a 26-year-old man became involved and verbally abused officers.

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