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Court told of teen’s drug death

A 19-year-old woman has admitted her involvement in the supply of ecstasy tablets on which a 15-year-old girl overdosed and died in Portadown last year.

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PSNI threaten to unmask suspected soccer hooligans

Police have threatened to unmask suspects snapped during clashes between fans at a Portadown FC and Newry City soccer match in April.

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Captain Robert Nairac on patrol in Belfast before he was abducted by the IRA in South Armagh.

Beattie affirms hunger striker’s call for Nairac’s body

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie MLA has seconded calls by a former IRA hunger striker for Capt Robert Nairac’s body to be returned to his family for a Christian burial.

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Speeding because he forgot to pick up daughter

Speeding because he forgot to pick up daughter

When he forgot to pick up his daughter a 34-year-old man broke the speed limit as he hurried to get her.

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Said he forgot to get insurance

Said he forgot to get insurance

A 32-year-old man was fined £200 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for driving without insurance on February 6 this year.

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Anita Downey

Teenager ‘freaked out’ as he saw dad cutting his former girlfriend’s throat

A murder trial today (Tuesday) heard the tapped police interview of a teenager who allegedly freaked out as he watched his father attempting to chop off the head of his girlfriend, and then threatened to kill himself rather than go to jail.

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Elderly couple targeted by fake NI Water staff

An elderly couple have been targeted by fake NI Water staff prompting a police warning to be vigilant.

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The underpass at the Portadown Rorad, Lurgan

Do you want gate at Portadown Rd subway?

Proposals for a gate at a notorious subway which is a magnet for teenage drunks and anti-social behaviour is up for consultation.

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David Lyness

Harrowing evidence as murder trial begins

A 52-year-old Co Armagh man allegedly seen by his son ‘slicing’ his girlfriend’s throat with a 20cm long kitchen knife, went on trial on Monday for the January 20 murder last year of Anita Downey.

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Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

Road rage lorry driver ‘could have killed child’

A lorry driver punched a man in a road rage incident in Portadown after he believed he would not let him pass and was goading him by braking and speeding, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

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Urinated ‘to create maximum offence’

Urinated ‘to create maximum offence’

A 22-year-old man who urinated in a police cell was told he had done it deliberately to create maximum offence to cleaning staff.

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Told police he had been robbed after he gambled money away

Told police he had been robbed after he gambled money away

After gambling his benefit money away on poker machines a 50-year-old man called police and told them he had been robbed at knifepoint in Portadown.

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Hunt for gang responsible for spate of burglaries across Northern Ireland

Hunt for gang responsible for spate of burglaries across Northern Ireland

Police are hunting a criminal gang thought to be behind a series of burglaries at shops and filling stations right across Northern Ireland.

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Was ‘about half a pint’ over the limit

Was ‘about half a pint’ over the limit

A 50-year-old man was ‘about half a pint over what he should have taken’ when he was arrested for an excess alcohol offence, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

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Craigavon Hospital - Picture Gavan Caldwell'see story Philip Bradfield

Jail if you misbehave in hospital

Anyone who ‘looks sideways at anybody’ in Craigavon Hospitel will go to jail, a local judge has warned.

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Headbutted a man in a kebab shop

Headbutted a man in a kebab shop

When he became involved in a disturbance inside a Lurgan kebab shop a 23-year-old man head-butted another man, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

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Superintendent David Moore

PSNI chief says he understands ‘anger and frustration’ of community after man is left seriously injured

A top PSNI officer has said he understands the ‘anger and frustration’ of the community after a young man, who was struck by a police baton, remains seriously injured in hospital.

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Arrest after girl (16) raped

Arrest after girl (16) raped

Police have arrested a man after a 16-year-old girl was raped in Co Armagh.

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Man in court charged with rape in Portadown

Man in court charged with rape in Portadown

A man charged with raping a 16-year-old girl in Portadown has been remanded in custody.

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Police Ombudsman

Police Ombudsman’s plea for witnesses and video footage after attack leaves man with head injury

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has called for witnesses to come forward after a man was left with a serious head injury during a disturbance in Lurgan.

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