Man charged with causing ‘life-changing injuries’ after woman attacked with cleaning fluid

A man has been charged with causing 'life-changing injuries', after a 19-year-old woman was attacked with cleaning fluid. Matthew Wood, 27, from Smethwick, was arrested by police, accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Aleena Rafiq. The incident occurred when, Rafiq responded to a knock on the door at her property in the West Midlands. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheep Rustling Gangs Targeted By Police

Police patrols have been increased and a new farm watch scheme has been set up after a spate of livestock thefts in North Yorkshire. More than £120,000 worth of sheep have been stolen in the Craven district of the Dales alone. The situation has got so bad that some farmers are considering selling up rather than trying to rebuild their flocks. Read the rest of this entry »

Man freed in Crossan murder probe

A man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan has been released without charge. Crossan, 43, was shot dead in west Belfast on Friday. The 26-year-old man was detained by police yesterday in connection with the killing of the father-of-six, who was a one-time senior member of the Continuity IRA (CIRA). Read the rest of this entry »

Penkridge service station held up by armed robbers

Robbers have taken a "substantial amount" of cash and cigarettes in an armed raid on a service station in Staffordshire. Three men wearing balaclavas confronted staff at the Texaco service station on the A449 in the market town of Penkridge at about 05:30 BST on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Man arrested after death of woman

Police are treating the sudden death of a woman in west Belfast as suspicious and have arrested a man. The 30-year-old's body was discovered in a house in the Derryveagh Close area of Lenadoon this morning. Officers were called to the house around 6.25 am. Read the rest of this entry »

Shots probe after teenagers injured

Police are investigating whether shots were fired during a city centre disturbance which left two teenagers in hospital. One man was arrested following the disorder in the Lichfield Street area of Wolverhampton, which was briefly "locked down" by armed officers last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Man due in court over pump action rifle and ammunition

A 50-year-old gardener accused of having a pump action rifle and ammunition is due to appear before magistrates later. Dean Stokes, of Leyton, east London, was charged on Thursday and will appear before Thames Magistrates' Court Read the rest of this entry »

Strabane: Man arrested in dissident terrorist investigation

Detectives investigating dissident republican terrorist activity have arrested a 28-year-old man in Strabane, County Tyrone A number of houses in the town were searched. Read the rest of this entry »

Two police officers convicted of theft following undercover ‘sting’

Two police officers in south Wales have been convicted of theft following an undercover sting operation conducted by their own force. Detective Sergeant Stephen Phillips stole £250 cash and Detective Constable Jason Evans took two disposable pens while they were carrying out what they thought was a raid in connection with a series of robberies in Manchester, Cardiff Magistrates' Court was told. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Belfast Leader Of Continuity IRA Killed

A prominent dissident republican in Belfast has been shot dead on an industrial estate in the city. Tommy Crossan was attacked near the Peter Pan centre in Springfield Road, West Belfast, police said. The road, one of the main arterial routes in the area, was closed to traffic. Read the rest of this entry »
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