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Officers questioned after baton incident

Two police officers have been questioned under caution after a Lurgan man was injured in an incident earlier this month.

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Drink driver put primary school children at risk

Drink driver put primary school children at risk

A woman who reversed into a car outside a Portadown primary school while collecting her grandson was well over the drink drive limit.

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Police carried out searches in Mid Ulster

PSNI warn of ‘sexting’ after child sent graphic images

The PSNI have issued a warning over ‘sexting’ after a little girl was sent graphic images by a stranger.

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Car badly damaged in attack

Car badly damaged in attack

A car has been badly damaged in an early morning attack in Craigavon.

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Woman hospitalised after police called to house disturbance

A woman was taken to hospital after police were called to a disturbance in Lurgan on Sunday.

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Mark Ward

Man launches bid to overturn Marcell Seeley murder conviction

A man jailed for beating and stamping a father-of-four to death has launched a bid to overturn his murder conviction.

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Police direct traffic after a motorcycle was in collision with a car on the Charlestown Road, Portadown about 1pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018. An eyewitness said the motorcycle rider sat up on the road afterwards with a visible graze on his arm and was taken away by ambulance, pictured.

Motorcyclist in collision with car

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance after he was in collision with a car in Portadown today.

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Mr Dermond Maxwell outside his clothing store in Union Street where a car crashed into his wall and a pole

Hit and run sees car crash into famous shop

Significant damage has been done to a famous Lurgan shop after a car crashed into it during a hit and run incident.

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David Lyness

Pathologist: Fatal wound to Anita’s neck not caused by accident

A pathologist who conducted a post mortem on the remains of Lurgan woman Anita Downey has rejected suggestions that a fatal wound to her neck was caused accidentally.

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Caitlin White (Shortland)

Court told of teen’s drug death

A 19-year-old woman has admitted her involvement in the supply of ecstasy tablets on which a 15-year-old girl overdosed and died in Portadown last year.

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PSNI threaten to unmask suspected soccer hooligans

Police have threatened to unmask suspects snapped during clashes between fans at a Portadown FC and Newry City soccer match in April.

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Captain Robert Nairac on patrol in Belfast before he was abducted by the IRA in South Armagh.

Beattie affirms hunger striker’s call for Nairac’s body

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie MLA has seconded calls by a former IRA hunger striker for Capt Robert Nairac’s body to be returned to his family for a Christian burial.

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Anita Downey died after an alleged drunked argument with her partner David Lyness

Lurgan cut-throat murder accused ‘wanted police to shoot him’

A Lurgan man who denies the cut-throat murder of his former fiancee wanted police to shoot him, his trial has heard.

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Speeding because he forgot to pick up daughter

Speeding because he forgot to pick up daughter

When he forgot to pick up his daughter a 34-year-old man broke the speed limit as he hurried to get her.

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Said he forgot to get insurance

Said he forgot to get insurance

A 32-year-old man was fined £200 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for driving without insurance on February 6 this year.

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David Lyness denies the murder of Anita Downey in January last year

Anita Downey murder: Son rejects claim father was trying to staunch flow of blood

A teenager who claims he witnessed his father attempting to ‘chop off’ the head of his former fiancee has rejected a defence suggestion that his father was “trying to stop the flow of blood” from her neck.

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Anita Downey

Teenager ‘freaked out’ as he saw dad cutting his former girlfriend’s throat

A murder trial today (Tuesday) heard the tapped police interview of a teenager who allegedly freaked out as he watched his father attempting to chop off the head of his girlfriend, and then threatened to kill himself rather than go to jail.

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Elderly couple targeted by fake NI Water staff

An elderly couple have been targeted by fake NI Water staff prompting a police warning to be vigilant.

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The underpass at the Portadown Rorad, Lurgan

Do you want gate at Portadown Rd subway?

Proposals for a gate at a notorious subway which is a magnet for teenage drunks and anti-social behaviour is up for consultation.

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David Lyness

Harrowing evidence as murder trial begins

A 52-year-old Co Armagh man allegedly seen by his son ‘slicing’ his girlfriend’s throat with a 20cm long kitchen knife, went on trial on Monday for the January 20 murder last year of Anita Downey.

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