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Police Ombudsman investigate Officers

Two police drivers have been disciplined after an investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office found that they had driven at excessive speeds without justification in Co Tyrone in October 2016.

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Colonel Richard Kemp believes soldiers are being prosecuted in relation to the Troubles without fresh evidence.

‘Unfair to reinvestigate soldiers 30 years later unless fresh evidence’

It is unfair to prosecute British soldiers for their conduct during the Troubles unless fresh evidence is uncovered relating to their cases, a former senior army officer has said.

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Brian Carron appears at Dungannon Court on Wednesday charged with possessing explosives, firearms and articles for use in terrorism. Pic by Pacemaker

Man appears in court on terrorism charges

A 34-year-old man has appeared in court charged with possession of explosives and assault rifles as part of an investigation into terrorist activity in Co Tyrone.

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Family of Aidan McAnespie hail SF sister for campaign to prosecute soldier

The family of Aidan McAnespie gathered together for a press conference at the offices of KRW Law in Belfast city centre’s Queen Street, after the announcement that a soldier is to face a manslaughter prosecution over his 1988 checkpoint shooting.

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Man due in court on terrorism offences

Man due in court on terrorism offences

A 34-year-old man is due to appear in court later today charged with terrorism offences.

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The entire stock of SASS & BOHO had been stolen. Can you help?

SASS & BOHO candles stolen in burglary

THE future of a local candle company is in doubt after its premises were broken into and the entire contents of its stock stolen.

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Damien McLaughlin, pictured in September 2016

David Black murder: judge throws out case against Damien McLaughlin

Prosecutors in the case of convicted terrorist Damien Joseph McLaughlin and his alleged involvement in the murder of prison officer David Black have been given until Thursday morning to decide whether to challenge the decision of trial Judge Mr Justice Colton to throw out their case.

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PPS prosecute soldier over 1988 checkpoint killing

An ex-soldier is to face prosecution over the death of a man who was shot dead at a checkpoint in 1988.

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Man arrested under Terrorism Act

Man arrested under Terrorism Act

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in the Coalisland area of Co Tyrone under the Terrorism Act.

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Driver weeps as he gets community service over crash death

A 29-year-old father-of-two wept in court as details were presented of his momentary lapse of attention whilst driving on the night he caused the death of a 50-year-old man.

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Thieves make off from golf club with £3,000

Police are hunting thieves who broke into Moyola Park Golf Club in Castledawson and stole around £3,000 in cash.

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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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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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Police chase ended in car occupants trying to make off

Five detained in Maghera after police chase involving helicopter

Five people were arrested after police chased and intercepted a car at Maghera last night.
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Damien McLaughlin denies six charges linked to the 2012 murder of prison officer David Black

Damien McLaughlin trial: Garda officer admits doubts over interview evidence

A Garda detective seen and heard on video repeatedly swearing and shouting at a suspect agreed with a senior judge that “a court of law” may have “grave concerns of relying on that evidence”.

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'Significant' quantity of cocaine seized in police searches

A significant quantity of suspected cocaine has been seized by police during searches in the Mid Ulster area.

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Members of David Black's family arrive at court

Officer’s identification of David Black suspect questioned

A detective who interviewed dissident IRA suspect Damien McLaughlin over his alleged involvement in the November 2012 murder of prison officer David Black, has rejected suggestions his CCTV identification of him “is worthless”.

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Police carried out searches in Mid Ulster

One arrest and drugs seized following searches

Police have carried out searches arcoss Mid Ulster following the death of a male in Moneymore at weekend.
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Failed to declare employment

Failed to declare employment

A County Tyrone woman was convicted at Dungannon Magistrates Court of claiming benefits she was not entitled to.

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Damien McLaughlin is charged with involvement in the murder of prison officer David Black

Murder of prison officer David Black ‘a meticulously planned’ attack

Convicted terrorist Damien McLaughlin not only had motive, but also opportunity, for his alleged involvement in the “murderous attack” of prison officer David Black, a Belfast court has heard.

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