Judge warns 'outsiders' to avoid riots
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
One of Belfast's top judges has warned would-be rioters from outside the city to keep away from riots there - as he jailed two men for such behaviour, including one from Newtownards.
Infidelity claim led to 'vicious' attack
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A Co Londonderry man has been refused bail after the High Court heard claims he beat and kicked his girlfriend on the ground after accusing her of infidelity.
Mum's photos found on prostitution site
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A Northern Ireland woman whose private photos appeared on a website for prostitutes is to receive £28k in damages, the High Court has ruled.
Armagh man charged with Dublin M1 drugs
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
An Armagh man has been charged in connection with the seizure of around €234k worth of cannabis in a car on the M1 motorway in Dublin.
Man in court over city murder attempt
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A man has returned for trial accused of attempted murder in Belfast.
Brothers in court over car-jacking
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Two brothers are to stand trial accused of a car hijacking which led to a police officer suffering chest injuries, a judge has ruled.
'Sex offender gave girl an ice cream'
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A category-one sex offender breached a ban on contact with children by giving an ice-cream to a girl believed to be five years old, a court has heard.
DJ Travis cleared of sex charges
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges.
Man accused of having terrorist cook book
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A Londonderry man has been returned for trial at Belfast Crown Court charged with offences relating to bomb making and possessing a 'cook book' likely to be of use to a terrorist.
Housing Executive loses asbestos battle
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Northern Ireland's Housing Executive have lost a legal battle over asbestos tests to be carried out in thousands of its properties.
Pregnant woman admits £21k church theft
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A former treasurer of the Culmore Church of Ireland in Londonderry has pleaded guilty at the city's Crown Court to stealing £21,000 of the parish's funds.
Baby assault accused released
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A man whose three-month-old baby daughter died after he allegedly shook her has had his bail conditions relaxed and been allowed to move back to west Belfast.
Couple to go on trial for pensioner murder
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A former husband and wife who had been accused of the manslaughter of Co Londonderry pensioner Bertie Acheson nearly two years ago, has been returned for trial on the more serious charge of murder.
Forensic delays a 'cause for concern'
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A new report by the criminal Justice Inspectorate (CJI) has said delays and backlogs in producing forensic science investigations for the courts was a "cause for concern" and the service was being "undermined".
Mum bailed over Help for Heroes theft
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A single mum of four from Coleraine who 'helped herself' to hard earned donations given to the Help for Heroes military charity has been bailed to appeal a six month sentence for stealing from the organisation.
Pensioner guilty of 1974 escape
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A 72-year-old pensioner has pleaded guilty to escaping from Belfast's former Magistrates' Court nearly forty years ago.
'Dishonest' car salesman's claim cut
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A high court judge has said he hoped cutting a compensation award to an injured car salesman, who was found to have lied about wearing a seatbelt in a crash, will deter others from making dishonest claims.
Drug dealer under threat spared jail
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A judge has spared a drug dealer jail time in order to give the self-confessed dealer a chance to kick his drugs addiction.
Judge allows child abuser to be named
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A former Derry City Council employee who pleaded guilty to a number of charges of sexual abuse against a boy can be named for the first time after a judge lifted reporting restrictions in the case.
Alleged cocaine dealer released on bail
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A Belfast man who appeared in court accused of involvement in the supply of £150,000 of cocaine has been released on bail.
Family 'forced out of east Belfast home'
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A mother and daughter who quit their interface homes after repeated sectarian attacks and threats have won an appeal against being denied the sale of their home through an initiative for intimidated owners.
Tulisa denies assault charge
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge after appearing in court on Wednesday.
Woman 'used stiletto shoe in attack'
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
A woman appeared in court on Tuesday charged with using a stiletto-heeled shoe as a weapon in an alleged attack.
Co Down man in court over baby injuries
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
A 27-year-old man has appeared in the dock of Belfast Crown Court charged with child cruelty in relation to his partner's baby.
Dane Bowers admits Butlins threats
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Former pop star turned DJ Dane Bowers has been handed down a conditional discharge after admitting using threatening or abusive behaviour towards door staff at a Butlins nightclub.
Indecent images found during laptop repair
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
A 52-year old man, who was caught with indecent images of children on his laptop, came to the attention of the PSNI after leaving his computer in to be repaired, a court has heard.
Bandsman wins appeal over Sash jail term
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
A flute bandsman has won his appeal against being jailed for playing 'The Sash' outside a Catholic Church in Belfast.
Possible lawsuits over inquest delays
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
The government could face dozens of new damages lawsuits over delays in holding inquests into conflict-related deaths in Northern Ireland, it has emerged.
Quinn 'suspected sweetheart deal'
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
Ireland's one-time richest man Sean Quinn suspected the now-defunct Anglo Irish Bank made a sweetheart deal to unwind his secret shareholding in the lender, a court has been told.
'Drunken thieves' target barber's car
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
Drunken thieves stole a car from a west Belfast barber after asking for haircuts, the High Court has heard.
Rioter threw missiles 'for a laugh'
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
A self-confessed rioter who took to the streets "for a laugh" when an Orange march was partially banned by the Parades Commission last July, has been jailed.
Court hears 'fatal shot description'
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
A Newtownards man who was present at the murder of farm labourer Philip Strickland has described how he witnessed the fatal shot being fired, and how an attempt was made to burn the vehicle in which the victim was shot.
Man jailed for pregnant nurses attack
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
A man who assaulted two pregnant nurses in the A&E department of Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry has been jailed.
Man convicted of drunken car-jacking
Published: Saturday, 08 February 2014
A convicted robber has been jailed for six months for hijacking a car while drunk in south Belfast.
Injured baby girl dies in hospital
Published: Friday, 07 February 2014
Police have confirmed that a three-month-old baby girl who was admitted to hospital with injuries earlier this week has died.

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