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Newry shooting a ‘disgraceful attack’ says local MP

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Drumgullion area of Newry last night, Tuesday, 24th October. Shortly after 8.15 pm police received a report that a man in his 50s had been shot in the hip whilst answering his front door.     The man was taken to hospital for treatment […]

Local MLA brands private parking companies in Newry as ‘cowboy companies’

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called for an urgent review of the practices of private parking companies and their wardens who tend to operate in and around shopping centres and retail parks. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Hardly a day goes by when I haven’t been contacted by a motorist […]

New parking enforcement arrangements at Daisy Hill Hospital

From Monday 6th November new parking enforcement arrangements will be in place at Daisy Hill Hospital to protect disabled parking spaces and emergency access.  A licensed car parking contractor will be patrolling these areas on the Daisy Hill site and will issue Parking Charge Notices (PCN) to drivers parked inappropriately.      The PCN fee […]

Car park company ‘preying on Newry motorists’ says local Councillor

A car park management company has been accused of preying on local motorists by imposing £100 fines without providing adequate warning signage at a Newry city-centre car park. SDLP Newry City Councillor Michael Savage accused Smart Parking, which manages the two car parks to the rear of Merchants Quay in the City, of not doing […]

Man, 48, charged with attempted murder after local stabbing incident

A 48 year old man has been charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. The charges are in connection with an incident on Main Street in Belleeks shortly after midnight following reports that two males had been stabbed.     […]

£30k of suspected cocaine and cash found during Newry car search

Local police in Newry working with Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch based at Mahon Road have arrested a 29 year old man on suspicion of a number of drugs related offences. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said, “The man was stopped by a police patrol as he drove his car in […]

£25,000 of illegal fireworks seized during South Armagh police raid

Detectives from CIB department have seized a large quantity of illegal fireworks after the search of a house in the Jonesborough area. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Gawley said, “Officers seized the fireworks with an estimated value of £25,000 following the search of a property on Thursday, 5th October.     “They also recovered […]

Newry sets sail with first City of Merchants festival

Newry scores a new festival first this month as a brand new spectacular weekend-long event sails in to captivate a city renowned for its rich maritime and industrial heritage and its prowess in trade and commerce. Organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and designed to showcase Newry’s unique history and success, the inaugural […]

50 motorists caught speeding during Newry police operation

Tactical Support Group (TSG) recently worked in partnership with colleagues in the Road Safety Camera Vans in the Newry and South Down areas. TSG officers utilised the Laser Speed testing device.     The officers performed speed tests on roads where complaints and concerns had previously been raised by members of the community. Over 50 […]

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with car

A motorcyclist has died following a collision just outside Newry. The 43-year-old’s motorcycle collided with a car on the Castlewellan Road in Cabra.     The crash happened at approximately 8:30pm on on Saturday evening [26th August].     He died as a result of his injuries.     Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Lynsey […]

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