4ni Home Northern Ireland Weather Forecast

Temp: 6°C

Wilsons Of Rathkenny Ltd
Nissan Dealer used car sales Tyrone
Shelbourne Motors Ltd
used BMW Northern Ireland
McGuigans Garage
Oliver Corey Garages
Speedy Registrations Co Ltd
TF Kelly Truck & Van Trailer Sales
Used cars Coleraine Hyundai Vauxhall Ballymoney Po
Gormley Motors
 Car Parts

Northern Ireland News

4NI National News
06 August 2012

Derry Drugs Charge Men's Names Kept Secret

A judge in Londonderry has banned the media from naming three men accused of drugs offences, because of concerns for the men's safety.

District Judge Barney McElhom said criminal elements in the city had targeted suspects after using media reports to identify them and he said there would be a risk to the men's lives if he allowed their identities to be made public.

The three men, aged 44, 30 and 21, have been remanded in custody, charged in connection with the discovery of 150,000 worth of cannabis in Blackthorn Manor on Friday.

Under the anonymity order, defendants' names and addresses cannot be reported and the date of their next video link remand cannot be reported.

Mr McElhom said he had extensively researched the law and higher court rulings in relation to anonymity orders.


Before the men's appearance in court today, he ordered that everyone except legal professionals, journalists and defendants' relatives leave the court room.

A detective constable told the court that on Friday members of the PSNI Organised Crime Branch found seven kilogrammes of cannabis, nine bricks of cannabis resin and 19,000 cash in a raid on a house and car.

One of the defendants was arrested at the scene and two others were arrested at addresses in the city.

The police officer said it was believed the three defendants and an unidentified lorry driver were members of a criminal gang involved in the illegal importation of drugs.

Two of the defendants made no reply to charges of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and the other said he did not know about the cannabis.

(NE)
Bookmark and Share
Submit a news item
News Archive
News Archive For Aug 2012
Colin Adams Motor Parts
Fleet Financial (NI) Ltd
Torquetronix
Alloy Wheels
Agnew Corporate Contract Hire
Campbell Honda
Shelbourne Motors Ltd
Geoghegan Conservatory Conversions NI
Fleet 4 You
Sammy Mellon & Sons Ltd
Donnelly Group

NEWS ARCHIVE Northern Ireland News CUSTOMER LOGIN WEBMASTER RESOURCES WHATS NEW ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Flagshp Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here
Directory terms
VER= yyz00000007 x yyz000000w51  0 Time=1.367188E-02, DT=20/12/2014 05:54:14, 916, 13131, 14047, J4803, 54.145.172.149,
ActAdSet=7, AdsetForTime=, Setforthisrotation=12,Banner=12, AT=1 Staticset=,

A judge in Londonderry has banned the media from naming three men accused of drugs offences, because of concerns for the mens safety. District Judge Barney McElhom said criminal elements in the city..