14/09/2016

Two People Arrested Over Alleged USPCA Fraud

Two people have been arrested by police investigating allegations of fraud at an animal charity.

A 53-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were arrested in the Newry area this morning, 14 September, following a complaint made to the PSNI over potential fraud within the USPCA.
News Image
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wilson, from PSNI Economic Crime Unit, said: "A complaint was made to police in April and, as a result of our enquiries, two people were arrested this morning.

"They are being questioned at Banbridge police station."

(CD/JP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 May 2018
83-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Historical Sexual Assaults
An 83-year-old man has pled guilty to historical sexual assaults in Belfast. The PSNI said the offences took place against a teenage boy in the 1980's in the greater Belfast area. The suspect pled guilty at Belfast Crown Court today, 11 May. The PSNI said: "Sentencing will take place at a later date.
04 May 2018
Body Recovered From Belfast Harbour
Rescuers have recovered a body from the water at Belfast Harbour. Formal identification of the body will not be made until a post-mortem examination is carried out, however it is believed that the body is that of a man who went missing "a number of weeks ago".
30 October 2003
Man arrested over Electoral Office fraud
A 58-year-old man from Co Tyrone has been arrested and charged following a police investigation into irregularities at an Electoral Office in the west of the province. The man was charged with 30 offences, 17 of which relate to theft and 13 of fake accounting. He will appear before a court in Omagh on November 11.
12 January 2006
Five to appear in court in connecton with Bangor robbery
Five youths are to appear in Downpatrick Magistrates Court today charged in connection with the robbery of an off-licence in Bangor on Tuesday night. Two youths, who entered the premises on the Rathgael Road, assaulted two female members of staff before making off with a sum of money and alcohol.
10 May 2018
Police Dealing With Co Tyrone Security Alert
A number of residents have been evacuated from their homes in the Moygashel area of Co Tyrone following a security alert. On Twitter, the PSNI said: "Police are currently dealing with a security alert in the Moygashel area. "No roads are currently affected but some residents have been evacuated from their homes as a result of this.
22 May 2002
Five released on police bail after fraud swoop
Police have released five men on police bail after a major fraud swoop on premises throughout Northern Ireland yesterday. The Organised Crime task Force unit smashed a multi-million pound fraud ring centred on Northern Ireland's construction industry on Tuesday.
21 July 2006
Man questioned following arms find in Coalisland
A 42-year-old man has been taken in for questioning following a series of searches in Coalisland in County Tyrone which uncovered firearms and a sum of money. The cache is thought to be connected to dissident republican activity.
16 May 2005
Man arrested in connection with 1981 murder
Detectives investigating the murder of a nine-year-old girl in Co Down nearly 25 years ago have today arrested a man on suspicion of her murder. Jennifer Cardy was discovered dead by two fishermen at McKee's Dam near Hillsborough in 1981 after being snatched as she cycled to a friend's house on 12 August that same year.
03 May 2018
Dungannon House Fire Believed To Have Been Started Deliberately
An investigation has been launched into a suspected arson attack in Dungannon. A house in the Parkanour Road area has been completely destroyed in a fire in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 03 May. There are no reports of any injuries and it is understood that the house was unoccupied at the time.
26 April 2018
Warning Issued To Public Amid 'Suspect Device' Report In North Belfast
Police in north Belfast have urged the public to be cautious following reports of an alleged device being left in the area. Extensive searches have been carried in the North Queen Street area, however it is understood that nothing has yet been found.
14 October 2002
Man arrested following woman's death in Whiteabbey
Police called to a house in Glenville Road in Whiteabbey have discovered the body of a 21-year-old woman. The body was found at around 3am on Monday morning in what is believed to have been the woman's home. It is understood that the woman had been stabbed. Police have arrested a 21-year-old man.
22 November 2012
Man Guilty Of Offences During Covenant Day Parade
A 24-year-old man has appeared in court accused of drunkenly antagonising nationalist residents during the Ulster Covenant centenary parade in Belfast. Police on duty at the parade in the city arrested James Symington, of no fixed address, on 29 September.
17 August 2007
Pensioners Flee Bangor Arson Attack
Police in North Down are appealing for information following a suspicious fire at a community hall in the Skipperstone Road area of Bangor on Thursday. At around 9.00pm, petrol was poured over the door of the centre and set alight. A number of pensioners were in the community centre at the time.
21 April 2004
Police renew murder appeal
Police have renewed their appeal into the murder of a man in Co Down last month. Andrew Cully, a father of two teenage boys from Greyabbey, was shot up to 10 times as he sat in his parked car in the loyalist West Winds estate in Newtownards on 24 March. Detectives want to speak to anyone who saw Mr Cully sitting in his car prior to the shooting.
09 May 2018
Viable Explosive Device And Firearm Recovered In Lurgan
A viable explosive device and firearm have been recovered during police searches in Lurgan. A number of areas were cordoned off and some residents were evacuated from their homes during the police operation, which was focused on the Tarry Drive area on Tuesday, 08 May.