29/11/2018

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Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Robbery At Belfast Shop

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, having a weapon in a public place, and possession of a Class B drug.

It follows an incident at a shop on Balmoral Link in south Belfast at around 7pm on Tuesday 27 November.

Two thieves made off empty handed after attempting to rob the business while armed with a shovel, after being chased away by a member of staff.

They left in a silver-coloured car being driven by a third male.

The teenager was arrested by officers from the PSNI's Auto Crime Team, but has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant McCallum has appealed for witnesses, urging anyone with information to call Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 1101 of 27 November, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cliftonville Striker Pleads Guilty To Distributing Indecent Images Of A Child

An Irish Premiership footballer has been convicted of distributing an indecent image of a child, after pleading guilty to the charge last Friday, 23 November.
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A separate count of taking or making an indecent photograph was withdrawn.

23-year-old Jay Donnelly, who resided at Ardilea Drive in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, will face sentencing at the city's Magistrates Court in January.

The case relates to an unknown date between June and October 2016.

Mr Donnelly has continued playing for Cliftonville since the allegations emerged.

SDLP Welcome Rejection Of Bid To Quash Ombudsman's Loughinisland Report

The SDLP's Policing and Justice Spokesperson has welcomed a High Court decision to reject a bid to quash a Police Ombudsman's report into the Loughinisland Massacre.

The watchdog published evidence of RUC collusion with the loyalists who murdered six men in the County Down town in June 1994.

Dolores Kelly MLA said Justice Keegan's decision to disallow the application by two retired police officers is "extremely welcome, not just for this case, but in all other cases where ombudsman reports found that collusion had occured".

"This ruling sends a clear message that no one is above the law and where collusion was a contributing factor in legacy cases, all involved must be held accountable and face due process."



(JG)

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