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25 Apr 2016, 13:24pm
Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Mark Gourley who went missing from Glengormley seven years ago have arrested a 45 year old man in the Carrickfergus area.
36 year old Mark was reported as a missing person on 7 March 2009. He was last seen in the Burney’s Lane area of Glengormley at around 2.30pm. Mark was a vulnerable...
23 Mar 2016, 17:28pm
One male aged 16, one male aged 18 and one female aged 18 have been charged with a number of offences including burglary, aggravated taking and driving away, dangerous driving and other motoring offences. They are due to appear at Laganside Court on Monday 18 April.
Charges are in relation to a creeper burglary in Harberton Drive, South Belfast on the...
16 Mar 2016, 13:10pm
Following the death of Adrian Ismay and subsequent post mortem examination, Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have today launched a murder investigation.
The PM concluded that Mr Ismay died as a direct result of the injuries sustained during the explosion of the under car device on his vehicle on Friday 4 March.
14 Mar 2016, 8:58am
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Ardboe Drive area of Lurgan last night, Sunday 13 March.
It was reported at around 7.30pm that a shot had been fired at the front of a house in the area. Damage was caused to the front door as a result. A man and woman and their young son who were in the house at the time were...
26 Feb 2016, 8:58am
Police in Craigavon have arrested a 26 year old man on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon following a stabbing incident in the Clanrolla Park area on Thursday 25th February.
The incident occurred at around 7pm when a man aged in his twenties sustained a number of stab wounds following an altercation involving the driver...
28 Dec 2015, 13:44pm
A 46 year old man has been arrested following an incident in which a police car is believed to have been shot at in North Belfast on the evening of Friday 25 December.
Just before 9.40pm, police received a report of a man being assaulted by another man in the Highfern Gardens area of North Belfast. Police were in the process of locating the alleged...
6 May 2015, 15:14pm
Police in Foyle are appealing for information following 2 separate incidents of criminal damage overnight.
Shortly before 1.50am it was reported that a car parked in the Kildrum Gardens area of the City had been set on fire. Extensive damage was caused to the engine block of the car as a result.
Shortly before 2.30am it was reported that the front and...
25 Feb 2015, 18:32pm
Police investigating the murder of Pauline Carmichael in Antrim have recovered a woman’s body from the shore of Lough Neagh at Lough Road. A formal identification process will now take place.
12 Feb 2015, 15:10pm
Detectives are appealing for information following a paramilitary style shooting in the Glasvey Drive area of Poleglass last night, Wednesday 11 February.
Shortly before 8.45pm it was reported that an 18 year old male had been shot in an alleyway in the area. He was taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to each leg. His condition is not...
10 Feb 2015, 13:30pm
Three people – two men aged 43 and 20 and a 43 year old woman – arrested in connection with a drug seizure in the Glenmahon Park area of Portadown on Monday 9 February, have all been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
5 Feb 2015, 16:30pm
Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house in east Belfast.
Detective Sergeant Dolores Black said: “At around 8.30pm last night, Wednesday 4th February, it was reported that five or six masked men armed with bats had entered a house on London Street and assaulted a male inside.
The 44 year old sustained a number of injuries including...
3 Feb 2015, 17:29pm
A security alert at HMP Maghaberry has ended.
Chief Inspector Jon Wilson said: “A thorough search was carried out in the area and nothing untoward was found.”
3 Feb 2015, 14:31pm
Police are currently in attendance at HMP Maghaberry investigating a call warning of a device in the area.
The Old Road has been closed between its junctions with Corrstown Road and Leckey Road.
There have been no evacuations.
30 Jan 2015, 14:09pm
Police have named the Pakistani man who was murdered in Botanic Avenue yesterday. He was Moshin Bhatti, aged 29, who lived in India Street.
A 32 year old Somalian man arrested yesterday as part of the investigation into the murder has been transferred from police custody to a secure medical facility in greater Belfast. He is being detained there under...
29 Jan 2015, 14:15pm
Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating dissident terrorist activity have arrested a 39 year old man.
Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: “The suspect was arrested in the Antrim area this morning and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning. In addition, a property was searched...
29 Jan 2015, 11:23am
Detectives from Serious Crime Branch are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in South Belfast early this morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: “The body of a man was discovered in the area of Botanic Avenue shortly after 5am this morning.
“We are treating the death as a murder. One man has been arrested...
21 Jan 2015, 14:25pm
A 17 year old male has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking, assault on police, no driving licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance. He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on the morning of Wednesday 21 January.
As is normal procedure, all charges are reviewed by the PPS.
For your guidance, the charges are related to the...
20 Jan 2015, 13:09pm
Police are appealing for information following the report of a hijacking on the Antrim Road near the junction of Chichester Road, Belfast yesterday, Monday, 19 January.
At approximately 10.40pm Police received a report that as a female was walking towards her car, a black VW Polo, two males, aged approximately 19 years and wearing hoods ran from the...
14 Jan 2015, 17:57pm
Detectives have this evening charged a number of people in connection with the murder of Nelson Cheung on the Caddy Road in Randalstown last week.
A 33 year old man, a 32 year old man and a 25 year old man have all been charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery and attempted robbery.
The 25 year old man was additionally charged with burglary.
12 Jan 2015, 20:49pm
On Friday, 9 January a 41 year old male was sentenced to 15 months for possession of ammunition in suspicious circumstances.
Superintendent Paula Hilman said: “The male was arrested following searches in the Castlereagh area on 13 May last year. I am pleased to say that the hard work of police and the court service has paid off and we welcome...
11 Jan 2015, 14:01pm
Detectives from serious crime Branch investigating the murder of 65-year-old Nelson Cheung who was murdered in Randalstown in the early hours of Thursday 8 January arrested four males aged between 43 and 14 years and two females aged 32 and 16 yrs.
Detective Chief Inspector Eamon Corrigan said: “These persons were all arrested in will be spoke...
8 Jan 2015, 22:13pm
Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Brian McIlhagga in Ballymoney on Monday night have arrested two men. The suspects, aged 22 and 46, were arrested in the town earlier today. A number of properties are being searched.
The suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim Police Station for questioning. Earlier...
6 Jan 2015, 15:21pm
Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of a 42 year old man in Ballymoney last night have issued an appeal for information.
The alarm was raised just before half past ten last night, when a 32 year old woman who lives at 10 Riverview Park in Ballymoney made a 999 call to police.
Detectives believe that at least three armed and...
5 Jan 2015, 21:47pm
Following an examination of the scene of a fire in a house in the Ballynafern Road area of Ballynaskeagh, Police can confirm that the body of a man has been recovered from the property.
Inspector Nigel Graham said: “The cause of the fire is still being investigated but is not believed to be suspicious at this time. Our thoughts are with the family at...
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