Lennon's killer awaiting parole verdict
Published: Friday, 22 August 2014
John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman is awaiting a decision over whether he will finally be freed from prison after his eighth parole case this week.
Man accused of stabbing woman in head
Published: Friday, 22 August 2014
A woman was allegedly stabbed in the head after an all-day vodka drinking session, the High Court has heard.
Sex offender 'has nowhere to live'
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014
A barrister has told the Magistrate's Court in Londonderry that his client has been unable to obtain hostel accommodation because of the nature of his criminal record which includes convictions for sex offences.
Owner fined for dog attack on farmer
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014
The owner of a Siberian Husky dog, which killed two sheep before attacking a farmer near the village of Park in Co Londonderry, has been fined £2,100.
Alleged dissident leader refused bail
Published: Thursday, 21 August 2014
An alleged dissident republican terrorist leader has been refused bail amid fears that he would reoffend.
Marshal bound over to keep the peace
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
A marshal accused of waving a walking stick during disorder in Belfast has been bound over to keep the peace.
Five care failings led to baby death
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Senior Coroner John Leckey has ruled there were five failings in the care given to a mother in labour which led to her baby's death.
£1.5m of drugs seized in two year probe
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Cannabis worth £1.5m was seized during a two-year police operation on both sides of the Irish Sea, the High Court has heard.
McKevitt remission judgment adjourned
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Judgment in the application by former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt for his immediate release has been adjourned until the Supreme Court deals with a separate remission case on Friday.
McKevitt 'should be released immediately'
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Convicted Real IRA prisoner Michael McKevitt should be released immediately, the High Court in Dublin has heard.
OO marshal 'tried to stop trouble'
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
An Orange Order marshal, accused of waving a walking stick during disorder in Belfast, was only trying to stop trouble, a Belfast judge has heard.
Nappy bag theft accused remanded
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
A 22-year-old man head-butted the reinforced glass surrounding the dock in Courtroom Two at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Tuesday after he was refused bail charged with stealing a nappy bag.
Victim ‘punched unconscious’ in bar
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
A Londonderry man has been remanded in custody accused of punching his alleged victim who is in intensive care following emergency brain surgery.
Two in court over human trafficking
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Two Romanian men have appeared in court in Lisburn charged with multiple offences including human trafficking and labour exploitation.
Man sentenced over glass attack at pub
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
A man who glassed a fellow reveller at a Co Down pub, during a fight which resulted in the victim sustaining a partially severed earlobe, has been handed a suspended sentence after appearing in court.
30 arrests in Dublin drugs crackdown
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
A major search and arrest operation is underway in inner city Dublin on Tuesday in a bid to crack down on the sale and supply of drugs.
Bank 'double-billed' mortgage customers
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The High Court has ruled a bank "unconscionably" double-billed customers who fell behind in their mortgage payments.
BMW cars stolen 'to be shipped to Latvia'
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Up to 120 BMW cars stolen in a sophisticated cross-border key cloning racket were to be dismantled and shipped to Latvia, the High Court has heard.
Ex-rescue volunteer escapes jail
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
A former volunteer with the Mourne Mountain Rescue team has narrowly escaped being sent to jail after he admitted sexually assaulting two young boys over three decades ago.
Man on 'attempted child destruction' charge
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
A Portstewart man, who is accused of attacking a pregnant woman and kicking her in the stomach, has been attacked by a gang of men.
Dissident interrogation 'secretly taped'
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Police secretly recorded alleged dissident republicans interrogating a suspected drug dealer, the High Court has heard.
Pathologist's anger at critical report
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
The retired state pathologist in Northern Ireland has hit out at inspectors who raised concerns over delayed post-mortem results by the State Pathology Department.
Romanian 'crime gang' accused of theft
Published: Saturday, 16 August 2014
An alleged five-strong Romanian "organised crime gang" from Dublin have appeared in court accused of a £660 distraction burglary at a Belfast shop.
Parade spectator handed suspended fine
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
A parade spectator alleged to have called a police officer a "racist" for stopping him throwing a band stick about during Twelfth of July celebrations has been bound over to keep the peace.
Jail for man aggressive to medics
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
A man who acted aggressively towards ambulance paramedic staff as they were attempting to treat a woman for a suspected drugs overdose has been jailed for nine months.
Man acquitted of St Patrick's Day rioting
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
An east Belfast man has been acquitted of St Patrick's Day rioting and throwing missiles at a Catholic Church.
Bail refused over elderly couple robbery
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
An alleged armed robber, accused of being part of a three-man masked gang who tied up and threatened an elderly couple and their son, has been refused bail.
Man blamed 'The Shooter' for bomb obsession
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
A 26-year-old Co Armagh man, who has just completed serving a five-year sentence in the Republic of Ireland on terrorism charges, stands to be sentenced next month in Belfast for other terrorist charges he committed beforehand.
Pair fined over 'liquid lunch' road rage
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
A man and woman have been fined a total of £1,300 after their "liquid lunch" ended in a drink-driving road rage incident in Belfast city centre.
Man 'on solvent high' attacked teen
Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2014
A man who attacked a teenager in Belfast city centre while high on solvents has been sentenced to six months in jail.
London man accused of child sex abuse
Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2014
A 58-year-old man has been arraigned at the Crown Court in Londonderry on 10 charges of historic child sex abuse offences.
Proceedings begin over Hamill death
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
Committal proceedings have begun for three defendants - including a former RUC officer and his wife - all accused of perverting justice arising from a sectarian murder.
Car wash attendant jailed over sex attack
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
A car wash attendant who grabbed a woman between her legs has been jailed for four months.
Air passenger 'shouted obscenities'
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
An air passenger who shouted obscenities at a cabin crew member over the level of service on a flight to Belfast has been given a five-month suspended jail term.
Gambling addict jailed over fraud
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
A Co Antrim salesman has been jailed for six months after defrauding a car dealership out of almost £40,000 to fund his gambling addiction.

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