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Jail for addict called ‘a drain on local society’

A heroin addict who mounted a series of shoplifting raids has been described as a “drain on society in the Ballymena area”.

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Knife chase case delay as witness withdraws statement

Knife chase case delay as witness withdraws statement

A witness making a withdrawal statement meant a Preliminary Enquiry could not go ahead on December 7 regarding murdered Ballymena schoolboy Michael McIlveen’s brother and uncle.

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Masked males force entry to house

Police are appealing for information after two masked males forced entry to a house in Antrim, before making off in a vehicle.

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Properties targeted with racist graffiti

Properties targeted with racist graffiti

Police are appealing for information after receiving reports of racist graffiti in the Harryville area today.

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Men due in court on drugs charges

Men due in court on drugs charges

Three men are due to appear in court later today, charged with possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

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Man will not stand trial over murder of labourer last year

Man will not stand trial over murder of labourer last year

A judge has ruled that a Co Antrim man should not stand trial for the murder of a labourer in a seaside town almost two years ago.

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Adrian William Hayes leaves Ballymena Court in 2000 after being charged with the murder of Julie Tennant.

Ballymena 'super glue killer' wins legal challenge

A notorious killer who glued his victim's lips together has won a legal battle over a reduction in temporary prison release arrangements.
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Man arrested in connection with attempted robberies

Man arrested in connection with attempted robberies

Detectives in Ballymena have arrested a male on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted robbery, attempted theft and possession of an article with blade or point in a public place.

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Representatives at the recent PCSP meeting.

Safety event highlights importance of Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Residents in Mid and East Antrim have been given essential tips and advice on protecting themselves and their property from criminals this Christmas.

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Jail for man who assaulted worker he falsely accused of being a ‘paedophile’

Jail for man who assaulted worker he falsely accused of being a ‘paedophile’

A father-of-seven who flagged down a passing Housing Executive maintenance man near his home before calling him a “paedophile” and attacking him has been jailed for three months.

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Adrian William Hayes leaves Ballymena Court in 2000 after being charged with the murder of Julie Tennant.

Ballymena ‘super glue killer’ disputing prison release arrangements

A notorious killer from Ballymena had temporary prison release arrangements unlawfully cut for trying to bring drugs back inside, the High Court heard today.

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Ammunition and drugs found in Ahoghill search

Ammunition and drugs found in Ahoghill search

Ammunition and drugs have been found during a search in Ahoghill today.

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Police investigate Broughshane burglary

Police investigate Broughshane burglary

Police are appealing for information after a sum of money was stolen from a property in Broughshane.

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Drugs raid .. at Ballymena Courthouse!

Police have carried out a drugs raid ... at a courthouse.

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Brian McIlhagga murder - man arrested in Portrush

Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have this morning arrested a 30 year old man in connection with the murder of Brian McIlhagga.

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Pacemaker Press 22/5/2013  Laganside Court Building  in Belfast City centre  Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Toothpaste squeezed down woman’s throat during hotel sex attack

A Londonderry man squeezed toothpaste down his ex-partner’s throat and doused her in cream during a hotel room sex attack, the Court of Appeal heard.

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Police seized over �2,000 worth of herbal cannabis during the raid.

Police seize quantity of cannabis

Police seized over £2,000 worth of drugs during an operation in Antrim over the weekend.

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£150k cocaine seizure

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch have recovered an estimated £150,000 worth of suspected cocaine.

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Woman bound over after admitting harassment charge

Woman bound over after admitting harassment charge

A woman who admitted harassing a former school friend told the victim: “You are going to get the biggest kicking of your life”.

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Boxer punched man to ground

Boxer punched man to ground

A nightclub bouncer needed hospital treatment for a head injury after being knocked to the ground in a “one punch” attack by a champion boxer from Ballymena, a court has heard.

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