Bookmark and Share
20/09/2017

PSNI Issue Warning To Freshers Over One Punch Deaths

The PSNI have issued a warning to Freshers as they celebrate their first week at university over one punch deaths.

25 people have died as a result of one punch attacks and many more have been seriously injured since 2004, according to the police.
News Image
A PSNI spokesperson said: "The majority of these incidents are alcohol fuelled and can have a devastating impact on the victim and their family.

"During this freshers period we hope you enjoy your night but please remember that One Punch Can Kill."

(CD/MH)

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

03 October 2017
Man Shot In Paramilitary Style Attack In North Belfast
A man has been shot in a paramilitary style attack in north Belfast. The attack happened in Valsheda Court in the Ardoyne area on Monday, 02 October. The victim, aged 30, was shot in both legs. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
30 September 2011
Beware 'One Punch' Death Threat: PSNI
A shocking 18 victims have been killed in Northern Ireland from so-called 'one-punch attacks' in the past seven years. The police have this week highlighted the risks of getting involved in an argument or fight that could lead to serious injury or death. The PSNI launched a new poster campaign to raise awareness of the issue earlier this week.
15 August 2017
Defibrillator Stolen In Newtownards
An investigation has been launched into the theft of a defibrillator from outside a shop in Newtownards. The life-saving equipment was taken overnight from outside a Vivo store on Glenard Road. Posting to their Facebook page, PSNI Ards, said that they would be looking at CCTV in order to identify those involved.
11 August 2016
UUP Slams New PSNI Pilot Scheme
A new PSNI pilot scheme aiming to deal with people who leave petrol stations without paying for their fuel has been slammed by the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP). UUP MLA Jenny Palmer is calling for the new scheme, which has been introduced in Lisburn & Castlereagh and Ards & North Down, to be scrapped as soon as possible.
09 March 2016
Teen Arrested Over Security Alert In West Belfast
A teenager has been arrested following a security alert at a west Belfast police station. The incident occurred at Woodbourne PSNI station on Tuesday. Army bomb disposal experts attended the scene after a suspicious object was discovered. It was later declared an "elaborate hoax" by the police.
04 April 2017
Investigation Launched After Three Sudden Deaths In Belfast
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden deaths of three men in Belfast. All of the men died on Monday, 03 April, however the PSNI confirmed they are not investigating a link. One man died at Riverdale Park North and another died in the Upper Springfield Road in west Belfast.
22 September 2017
Increase In Number Of Workplace Deaths In NI
The number of deaths in the workplace in Northern Ireland has increased over the past year, new figures have revealed. There were 16 fatalities in 2016/17, compared to 12 the previous year, according to a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI).
06 January 2017
PSNI Issue Video Footage Following Burglary At Elderly Care Facility
Police have issued video footage of a woman they would like to speak to following a burglary at an elderly care facility in Craigavon on 12 December last year. During the burglary a pensioner had £1500 stolen. Police are also urging the public to share the video. A PSNI spokesperson said: "She may not be local, so the more who see her the better.
18 January 2016
Gang Punch And Threaten Man At Knifepoint In North Belfast
A gang have threatened a man at knifepoint and punched him during an aggravated burglary in north Belfast. The incident happened at a flat at Ross House in the Mount Vernon area at around 7.45pm on Sunday. The man's sister was also forced into a bedroom, however she was not injured. The 23-year-old man was punched in the face.
04 February 2015
Ballycastle Punch Victim Released From Hospital
A man from Ballycastle, County Antrim has been discharged from hospital in Australia after being left in a critical condition when he was allegedly punched by his brother. 31-year-old Patrick Lyttle fell and hit his head in Sydney on 3 January.
09 January 2015
Sydney Punch Victim Regains Consciousness
A man from Ballycastle in County Antrim who was critically injured after being allegedly punched by his older brother in Sydney, Australia, has woken from his coma, according to Australian media. 31-year-old Patrick Lyttle is thought to have regained conciousness at St Vincent's Hospital early on Friday morning, Australian time.
29 March 2011
'Single Punch' Killer Jailed For 18 Months
Relatives of a Cookstown man who died after he was punched in the head have spoken of their "shock and disbelief" that the man convicted of killing him will serve just a year-and-a-half behind bars. Anthony James Bey, 21, pleaded guilty to unlawfully killing Leslie Parks as his trial was due to start.
27 February 2008
School Head Knocked Out
The police are investigating reports that a secondary school principal was punched in the face and knocked out by a pupil's relative. Seamus Barnes, Head of St Gabriel's College in north Belfast was attacked last Tuesday morning.
26 September 2017
PSNI Dog Catches Convicted Killer
A PSNI dog caught a convicted murderer who escaped from custody in Coleraine. The prisoner was receiving hospital treatment at Causeway Hospital on Sunday, 24 September, when he made off. He is currently serving a life sentence for murder. A PSNI spokesperson praised PD Rex. He said: "Officers, including air support and PD Rex commenced searching.
30 August 2017
PSNI Issue Warning Over HMRC Fraud Scams
Police in L'Derry have issued a warning to the public after receiving several complaints in relation to HMRC fraud scams. Fraudsters are targeting older and vulnerable people demanding money and some victims are being threatened with arrest if they do not pay.