4ni Home Northern Ireland Weather Forecast

Temp: 8°C

TF Kelly Truck & Van Trailer Sales
The Cotton Print Factory Shop Ltd.
Paschal J O
Alloy Wheels
car insurance Northern Ireland by AXA Direct
Bridge Van Ltd
Sliding Robes NI
Smile Printing
Steppingstone Timber Products
Island Limousine Hire
CHOICE FLOORING Tiles & Bathrooms

Northern Ireland News

4NI National News
13 November 2012

Former Rugby Star In Court Over Child Abuse

A former Ireland rugby player has appeared in court over claims he indecently assaulted a child.

David Tweed is accused of abusing a young girl, now an adult, on a number of occasions over a nine-year period.

The accused is a former Ireland and Ulster player, but is also a Traditional Unionist Voice councillor in Ballymena.

The case has been proceeding for some time, but restrictions preventing the story being reported were only lifted today.

The alleged victim has been cross-examined by the defence counsel at Antrim Crown Court.


The court heard how she made a complaint at Coleraine police station in 2007.

However, the judgeís request for clarification led to his being told that no such record could be found, despite a detailed and extensive search.

The woman, known currently as X, said she didnít mention the alleged abuse in a statement as she was worried how her future husband would react. She also said she didnít want her family and friends to know.

The trial continues.

(IT)
Bookmark and Share
Submit a news item
News Archive
News Archive For Nov 2012
ACE Distribution
Campbell Honda
DB Tiles & Bathrooms
Conservatory Conversions NI
Best Kiln Dried Logs
Fleet Financial (NI) Ltd
Photoshop Training Northern Ireland
Total Home Improvements
Speedy Registrations Co Ltd
Gilbert-Ash Conservatories
CIP Insurance Brokers

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 yyz000000w48  0 Time=0.015625, DT=26/11/2014 18:22:45, 5968, 41397, 47368, J9105, 54.87.88.36,
ActAdSet=1, AdsetForTime=, Setforthisrotation=1,Banner=4, AT=1 Staticset=,

A former Ireland rugby player has appeared in court over claims he indecently assaulted a child. David Tweed is accused of abusing a young girl, now an adult, on a number of occasions over a nine-yea..