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Wanted duo ‘kicked and beaten with iron bars’ as police launch investigation

Detectives have said they are investigating the serious assault of two men in the Mullaghbawn area of south Armagh on Saturday 28 April. They re-visited a number of scenes on Sunday to conduct further enquiries.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie said, “We believe the two men, James White and […]

Masked men men assault three during Bessbrook burglary

Detectives are investigating the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in Wakefield Terrace, Bessbrook on Saturday 28 April. Police received a report that between 1:30am and 1:45am on Saturday morning, two masked men, one armed with a hammer and one with a chain, had forced their way into the house and assaulted three […]

Wanted men spotted in Newry and Mourne

Detectives from PSNI Public Protection Branch are appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of two men, James White and Alexis Guesto. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie said, “These two men are wanted in Northern Ireland for a range of offences, including breach of licence and warrants.     […]

Call for full investigation into killing of Newry man

The Policing Ombudsman must launch a full investigation after a Belfast court heard today that the RUC man who killed IRA Volunteer Colum Marks admitted his superiors instructed him to lie about his actions, Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said.   The Newry Armagh MLA attended today’s hearing at Belfast High Court where Colum […]

Anger as youths attack Newry pensioner’s homes

Newry Sinn Fein Councillor Charlie Casey has appealed for recent attacks on pensioner’s homes in the Main Avenue area of Derrybeg Park to cease. Speaking to Newry Times about the incidents Councillor Casey said, “I am appealing to the young people involved in these stone-throwing incidents to cease immediately before someone is injured.     […]

Newry Sinn Fein Councillor’s father injured in ‘criminal thuggery’ at football game

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte said that there was no place in sport for what she described as ‘criminal thuggery’ after her father was injured in an incident last night at the Newry City AFC v Portadown game. Police said they received a report of a disturbance at Newry Showgrounds in the city’s […]

Two arrested in Newry as police seize £20,000 of drugs

Detectives from Criminal Investigations Branch Organised Crime Unit have made two arrests and seized £20,000 worth of cannabis in Newry today, Friday 20 April. The 40 year old male and 39 year old female were arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences after police stopped a car on the on Tandragee Road this […]

Traffic diversions in Newry tonight for parade

Police in Newry have advised the local community that a notified parade is due to take place in Newry this evening, Friday, 20 April. Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Inspector Joe McMinn said, “As with any event of this type, police will endeavour to keep any disruption to the community as minimal as possible.   […]

25-year growth plan for Warrenpoint Port revealed

Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it aims to boost its position as a major economic driver for south Down and the surrounding region. Objectives in the Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, include plans to improve links to Warrenpoint town as well as upgrading transport routes to the Port, improving Port […]

Thieves steal £17,500 in local burglary

Police in Newry are investigating a burglary in which thieves stole £17,500. The theft took place at Costcutters in Mayobridge.     Police believe it happened on Thursday morning between 3 am and 4 am. The thieves cut electric wires on the street, knocking out the lights. They also ripped out CCTV. Police said they […]


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