17/07/2012

Other NI News In Brief

Arrest Warrant Out For Teenage Rapist

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a convicted rapist who has breached the conditions of his probation.


Edward Connors was 15 when he twice raped an American tourist in the Colin Glen Forest in west Belfast, four years ago, and he was given an eight year jail sentence.

He was due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with failing to "complete an individual programme of work to address his sexual offending," but he did not turn up.

County Fermanagh Man Popped 20 Ecstasy Tablets A Day

A 27-year-old from Lisnaskea has admitted regularly using 20 Ecstasy tablets in a day.

Kevin Joseph McElroy of Main Street pleaded guilty at Fermanagh Court to possession of the drug.

The prosecutor said Mr McElroy had drug and alcohol dependencies and the tablets were found on him by chance.

Northern Irish Structures Commended At National Awards

Derry/Londonderry's Peace Bridge has won a national steel design award.

And Rise, the 37.5-metre sculpture on the Belfast's Broadway roundabout, was highly commended at the national Structural Steel Design Awards in London.

Other structures that were recognised at the awards were the main Olympic Stadium, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the new footbridge at MediaCity UK, in Salford.

(NE)

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