28/06/2013

Other News In Brief

Men Shot In West Belfast

Three men have been shot in the legs in a paramilitary style attack in west Belfast.

The incident occurred on Glenveagh Drive off the Glen Road on Thursday night.

The men, aged 18, 24 and 25, were each shot twice.

The victims have been taken to hospital for injuries that are not thought to be life threatening.

Man Killed In Bike Accident

A man has been killed while riding his bike in Ballymena.

The traffic accident occurred when the 51-year-old collided with a bus on the Waveney Road at about 20:40 on Thursday.

Man Charged Over Attempted Rape

A 42-year-old man has been charged with the attempted rape of a woman in Newry, Co Down.

The man also faces charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of criminal damage.

The arrest relates to an incident on Wednesday evening.

He will appear at Armagh Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Two Arrested For Benefit Fraud

Two people have been convicted at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court for benefit fraud.

Ashley Carson (29) of Chichester Park, Ballymena claimed Income Support totalling £2,481 while failing to declare employment. She was given a 12 month conditional discharge.

Joseph Simpson (61) of Ballygarvey Road, Ballymena claimed Jobseekers Allowance totalling £9,113 while failing to declare capital. He was given a six month conditional discharge.

Both are also required to repay any outstanding money they wrongfully obtained to the Social Security Agency.

(IT/CD)

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