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£5m of tobacco and cigarettes seized in Newry

An estimated ten tonnes of loose tobacco, and 411,000 cigarettes, have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Newry area. HMRC officers, accompanied by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, searched a commercial premises in the Newry area on Thursday 8 November. The cigarettes and tobacco, believed to be worth an estimated […]

Elderly man left badly shaken after Bessbrook burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in the Bessbrook area. The burglary happened on Monday evening, 29 October.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Upton said, “It was reported that entry was forced to the premises at around 7:50 pm by a number of masked individuals. “A safe containing a sum […]

Man suffers head injuries during Newry burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information after a report of an aggravated burglary. It happened at residential premises at the Nursery Drive area on Saturday morning, 27 October.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McKeever said, “At around 5:30 am, it was reported that two unknown males entered a house in the […]

Major job fair set for Newry

The Department for Communities, in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and EURES Cross Border Partnership, is hosting a major crossborder job fair in Newry on Wednesday 17 October 2018. The Crossborder Job Fair will take place in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry between 11am and 2pm and between 4pm and 6pm, and […]

Men carrying hatchets try to rob Newry shop

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the report of an attempted robbery at a shop on the Killeavy Road yesterday, Wednesday, 26 September. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “It was reported that around 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, two males, one carrying a hatchet, entered the premises and demanded money.   […]

Tragedy in Slieve Gullion: Death of man during Storm Ali shocks local community

The local community is in shock today after the death of a man during Storm Ali. The utility worker died and another man was injured after a tree fell on them in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.     The tragedy happened on Wednesday afternoon at the entrance of the popular tourist attraction where the man […]

Widespread anger and condemnation after Newry shooting

There is widespread anger and condemnation in Newry today after shots were fired at a house in Barcroft Park. Police are investigating after a number of shots were fired at a property in Newry overnight. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Frances McCullough said, “At around 11.45pm last night, it was reported that a volley of […]

Five injured after car collides with wall

Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Kilkeel during the early hours of Sunday 12 August. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Denise Graham said, “We received a report at 2:50am that a red-coloured Seat Leon had collided with a wall on the Newry Road.     “Police attended the […]

17-year-old stabbed in Rostrevor assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a report of an assault at licenced premises at the Bridge Street area of Rostrevor in the early hours of Saturday 28 July. Shortly before 2:40 am, it was reported that a 17-year-old male received stab wounds to his back following an assault outside the premises.   […]

Excitement builds for inaugural innovation conference in Newry

Some of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs are lining up to take part in the first-ever innovation and technology conference in the city of Newry this September. Innovation Nation 2018, which is being run by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and a number of supporting partners from the public and private sectors, will show […]

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