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Car was found on its roof on a grass verge

When they found a car on its roof on a grass verge near Banbridge police discovered that the driver of the crashed vehicle had not taken his test again after a period of disqualification.

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Drove too fast and hit a wall

Drove too fast and hit a wall

In a hurry to get to his work a 39-year-old man drove too quick and crashed his car into a wall, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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Caught driving at 73mph on the A1

Caught driving at 73mph on the A1

A 43-year-old man was fined £60 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for a speeding offence.

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Driver caught doing 73mph on the A1  carriageway fined £75

Driver caught doing 73mph on the A1 carriageway fined £75

A 33-year-old man who did not produce his licence after he was caught speeding on the A1 was banned from driving for six months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Moped drink driver became unconcious

Moped drink driver became unconcious

After he was arrested for drink driving of a moped a 24-year-old man became unconscious in Banbridge police station.

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Van found with no insurance in car park at the Outlet

Van found with no insurance in car park at the Outlet

Eight penalty points were imposed in his absence on a 29-year-old man last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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Fentanyl is being mixed with heroin, the PSNI has said. The synthetic opioid is linked to two deaths in Northern Ireland.

Killer drug hits NI shores amid rise in heroin abuse

A health official has revealed a “concerning” rise in heroin use in Northern Ireland following police confirmation addicts are at risk from the killer drug ‘fentanyl’ being mixed in.

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Daniel Duffy

WANTED: Police issue appeal after man skips bail

Police have issued an appeal for a Co Armagh man after he breached his court bail.

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Masked raiders tie-up householder

Masked raiders tie-up householder

Police in Lurgan are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Summerhill Brae area of Banbridge last night (Tuesday, 19 September).

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The Money Tree, Lisburn.

Illegal workers arrested: Takeaways facing possible fines

Three takeaways - in Lisburn, Banbridge and Dungannon - are facing potential penalties totalling £140,000 after immigration offenders from China were found working at their premises.

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Health

Public health clinics prove a success

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has thanked those who attended her health clinics over the past week.

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Councillor Glenn Barr and Alderman Elizabeth Ingram BEM survey the mess left by young people at Stewarts Cresent, Rathfriland. Pic by Gary Gardiner

Call for crackdown on anti-social behaviour

Councillor Glenn Barr and Alderman Elizabeth Ingram BEM have called for more police resources to be dedicated to tackling anti-social behaviour in Rathfriland.

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DUP MLA Jim Wells with the Newry and Mourne Down District Council boundart sign at Ballyward, Co Down, which has been destroyed and replaced four times since last year.

‘What precedent is being set for Irish Language Act?’

Rathfriland UUP councillor Glen Barr says his phone did not stop ringing when Irish-English language signs were erected on the boundary of Newry Mourne and Down, near the town last year.

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Supt David Moore,  PSNI District Commander, with Carla Lockhart MLA.

Call for police to step up patrols in rural areas

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has called on the PSNI to step up patrols in rural areas.

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Jailed for buying the drugs that claimed his friend’s life

Jailed for buying the drugs that claimed his friend’s life

One young man died and another had to be resuscitated after two friends went on a two week long drug binge, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard on Thursday.

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Banbridge man in ‘rail rage’ incident

Banbridge man in ‘rail rage’ incident

A JUDGE said he takes a “dim view” of criminality directed at transport staff going about their jobs after a man assaulted an employee at Ballymena Railway Station.

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Appeal as thieves steal two Mercs and a truck

Appeal as thieves steal two Mercs and a truck

Police are investigating a report of theft from commercial premises in the Acre Road area of Magheralin.

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Ballymena Courthouse. INBT02-213AC

Assaulted Ballymena railway employee

A judge said he takes a “dim view” of criminality directed at transport staff going about their jobs after a man assaulted an employee at Ballymena Railway Station.

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Bid to quash underage sex conviction dismissed

Bid to quash underage sex conviction dismissed

A Banbridge man jailed for having sex with a schoolgirl ten years his junior has failed in a bid to overturn his conviction.

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Man was caught with drugs in his underwear

Man was caught with drugs in his underwear

A 21-year-old man was given suspended prison sentences last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for offences which took place on two different dates.

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