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Newry children “putting lives at risk” playing in and around railway tracks

Police and Translink have issued a warning following reports that children have been playing in and around the railway line in the Dorans Hill, Newry, and Low Road, Meigh, areas in the past two weeks. Speaking to Newry Times, Sgt. Colin Jamieson said, “We have received two reports and we want everyone to remember the […]

£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people, including an arrest in County Armagh, and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering. 150 officers from HMRC executed 28 warrants across County Armagh, London, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Deeside, and arrested eleven men and two women on suspicion of […]

South Armagh farmer sentenced for tobacco fraud

A South Armagh man has been sentenced for evading more than £43,329 in excise duty, after being caught with large quantities of non-UK duty paid cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco (HRT). Bernard McShane, 48, of Forest Road, Forkhill, Armagh, was interviewed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers, after a car was stopped by police at […]

Man suffers serious head injuries after Newry car park assault

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an assault in Newry this morning, Monday 3 June. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “At around 2:25 am, it was reported that a man in his 40’s was found unconscious at a car park at the junction of New Street / Sugar House […]

One arrested after police recover £50,000 cash during nine Newry searches

Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Unit have conducted nine searches across the Newry and South Armagh areas this week. Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said, “Detectives conducted a number of searches in the South Armagh and Newry areas, making one arrest and recovering more than £50,000 in cash, mobile phones and documentation.      “Two lorries […]

Two PSNI officers and female pedestrian injured in Newry

Police are appealing for information after the report of anti-social driving on the Dublin Road area of Newry on Thursday, 9 May. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Gerry Roberts said, “We received a report of anti-social driving at 11.30 pm on Thursday night.”     Officers attended and observed a vehicle attempting to ‘donut’. He […]

Horror as shocking scale of puppy farming worth millions to fraudsters revealed

More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling dishonest dog breeders selling pups on the black market. HMRC set up the taskforce in October 2015 after discussions with animal welfare groups suggested tens of thousands of puppies were being reared in unregulated conditions and sold illicitly every […]

Woman ‘traumatised’ after face slashed during Newry robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a robbery of a woman in the Newry area on Monday, 8 April. At approximately 6.00pm as the woman was walking past Customs House, Carnbane Way towards Ardmore Road she noticed two men following her.      In an attempt to get away from […]

19 trained nurses ‘on the ground’ for official launch of Rostrevor charity

Life & Time, the new charity set up to deliver extra end of life care to people in the Rostrevor Warrenpoint and Burren region, has officially been launched. After almost a year since the concept of a community-driven, end-of-life service was proposed through a series of open meetings in Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Burren; Life & […]

Anger after attack on Newry church

Police are appealing for information after a report of criminal damage at premises in the John Mitchel Place area of Newry. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant McDonald said, “Sometime overnight, Wednesday 27 March and Thursday 28 March, it was reported that a window of a church was damaged.     “Enquiries are continuing and at […]

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