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Man ‘jumped into harbour after taking pills and vodka’

A man accused of stealing clothes from a seaside department store jumped into a nearby harbour after taking 20 Tramadol pills and a bottle of vodka, the High Court heard on Thursday.

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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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Coleraine KFC worker set up his phone to film in toilets

Coleraine KFC worker set up his phone to film in toilets

A “seedy” voyeur who set up his mobile phone to video customers and staff using the toilets of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet where he worked has been spared jail.

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Inga Maria Hauser's nephew Viktor Leibl with BBC Spotlight reporter Conor Spackman

Inga Maria Hauser family: help us to be free of curse of her death

The nephew of murdered German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser has said his family will only be free of the “curse” of his aunt’s death once her killer is caught.

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Marek Sinko claimed he punched his uncle five times

Judge rejects challenge against bail for man accused of murdering uncle

A man charged with murdering his uncle at their remote Co Antrim home had soup and went to bed after allegedly inflicting the fatal blows, the High Court has heard.

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Marek Sinko arrives at Ballymena Magistrates' Court where he was charged with the murder of his uncle

Man ‘battered to death by nephew in drunken row over rent money’

A Polish man has appeared in court accused of battering his uncle to death in a drunken argument over rent.

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Extra police officers, supported by armed units, are patrolling the streets of London in a bid to combat the bank holiday violence.

Man charged with murder of Polish national

Detectives have charged a 36-year-old man with the murder of a Polish national in Co Antrim.

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Police and forensic officers at the murder scene in Broombeg View, Ballycastle. Anthony McErlane was murdered. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Man discovers prison term for ‘senseless and frenzied’ murder

A Co Antrim man must serve a minimum of 12 years in jail without parole for what a judge described as a “senseless, vicious, sustained and frenzied” murder.

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Siobhan McLaughlin with her children Billy and Rebecca at the Supreme Court sitting at Belfast High Court

Children punished by mother’s denial of widow’s payment, Supreme Court told

Denying an unmarried Co Antrim mother a widowed parent’s allowance cannot be justified, the UK’s highest court has heard.

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Causeway Coast and Glens DUP councillor Ian Stevenson

DUP suspends former mayor due to pending court case

The DUP has suspended one of its councillors pending the outcome of a court case, the party has confirmed.

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The aftermath of the IRA bomb that devastated Coleraine town centre on June 12, 1973 killing six pensioners

Former RUC officer: why I abstained in council vote over bomb memorial

An Alliance councillor and former long-serving RUC officer has said he would rather people “remembered victims in their prayers” than engage in “point-scoring exercises” in council chambers.

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Councillor Boyd Douglas

TUV welcome for Coleraine bombing memorial

The TUV has welcomed the decision by Casueway Coast and Glens Council to install a memorial to the six vicitms of the IRA bombing of Coleraine in 1973.

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Colin Howell is already serving a sentence for assaulting female patients

Double killer Colin Howell questioned over new sex assault claim

Convicted double killer Colin Howell has been questioned about a new allegation of serious sexual assault.

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Colin-Howell

Killer Howell quizzed over sexual assault

Convicted double killer Colin Howell was questioned today (Monday) about a new allegation of serious sexual assault.

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Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Jamie Davidson's playing career was dealt a huge blow when  he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury

Ex-Irish League player awaits sentences

A former rising Irish League star has pleaded guilty to a series of attempted thefts at shops in Ballymena and he has also admitted shoplifting.

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Owen Gardner was sentenced at Belfast Crown Court

Window cleaner sentenced to twelve years for Lamont murder

A County Down window cleaner who “repeatedly stamped’’ on his victim’s head claiming it was self-defence was told today (Wednesday) he must serve a minimum of 12 years of his life sentence for murdering Coleraine man Mark Lamont.

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Sectarian thug jailed after fight over spilled pint

Sectarian thug jailed after fight over spilled pint

A sectarian thug once imprisoned for 22 years for the attempted murder of a Catholic man has been jailed for nine months for a drunken street fight over a spilled pint.

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Man ‘ransacked former foster carer’s home’

A man accused of ransacking his former foster carer’s home and attacking her partner was detained as he returned again armed with a meat cleaver, the High Court has heard.

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Appeal launched after female conductor indecently assaulted

Appeal launched after female conductor indecently assaulted

Police are investigating after a train conductor was indecently assaulted on board a train on Saturday, April 14.

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