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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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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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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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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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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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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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Assaulted staff in Bluestone Unit

Assaulted staff in Bluestone Unit

A 38-year-old woman who assaulted two hospital staff members was given suspended prison sentences last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Drink driver went to McDonald’s twice

Drink driver went to McDonald’s twice

Staff at a fast food restaurant in Portadown noticed that a 23-year-old woman who used the drive through twice was under the influence of alcohol, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

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Allegations ‘could have ruined another human being’s life’

Allegations ‘could have ruined another human being’s life’

Jailing a 59-year-old man a judge told him that an allegation he had made against a member of the medical profession had the capacity to ‘ruin another human being’s life’.

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Schoolboys in assault video, shared on Snapchat, identified by PSNI

Police have now identified two boys who appeared in a Snapchat video which seemed to show a schoolboy being assaulted.

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Stole drugs from Dromore chemists

A 21-year-old man was conditionally discharged last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court, sitting in Newry, after the judge heard he had been on remanded in custody for a considerable time.

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Taking car was ‘very bad stupid mistake’

Taking his partner’s car without her permission and driving while he was banned from the roads was a ‘very bad stupid mistake’ by a 43-year-old man.

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Was ‘civil’ to the police when stopped

On the tot up points system a 57-year-old man was banned from driving for six months last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court, sitting in Newry.

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Headbutted a hole in wall then called police

Headbutted a hole in wall then called police

After head-butting a hole in a plasterboard wall in his girlfriend’s home a 30-year-old man rang police to tell them what he had done.

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Drove through village of Loughbrickland at speeds of 50 to 60mph

Drove through village of Loughbrickland at speeds of 50 to 60mph

A motorist who drove at excess speed in Loughbrickland was also not covered by insurance, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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