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Appeal After 'Despicable' Burglary In Dunmurry

Detectives in Belfast are investigating a burglary in Dunmurry overnight on Friday 08 March.

An appeal has been issued after a house was ransacked and money stolen while an elderly woman slept.

Detective Inspector Kerry Brennan said: "We received a report at 7:40am that entry was gained to a property in the Harris Crescent area sometime between 10pm last night (Friday 08 March) and the time it was reported to us. It was reported that rooms in the house were completely ransacked, and a white purse containing a sum of money was stolen.

"Thankfully, the sole occupant of the house, a woman who was in bed at the time, was not injured.

"This was a despicable act, which must have been frightening for the victim who was not only vulnerable but also completely helpless.

"It is disgusting that our older people should be targeted, and I am asking that anyone with information or who can help us identify the criminal involved, to please contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 259 of 09/03/19."

Information can also be given to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 11.

ATM Stolen In Dungannon

Police are appealing for information after a digger was used to rip an ATM from the wall of a shop in Dungannon.

The incident occurred at a filling station on the Ballygawley Road at around 4.15am on Sunday morning, 10 March.

Substantial damage was caused to the building.
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Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: "We believe the digger was stolen from a business a short distance away, which caused damage. The digger was set alight at the scene immediately after the theft. 

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area between 4am and 4:15am and saw what happened, or who has information which could assist our investigation to call us. 

"In particular, I am appealing to anyone who saw a jeep-type vehicle towing a trailer in the Gortlenaghan Road/Ballygawley Road areas around these times to get in touch with detectives in Omagh CID by calling 101, quoting reference 340 of 10/03/19."

Alternatively information can also be provided by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

£205K Road Improvement Scheme Launched In County Armagh Village

A carriageway resurfacing scheme worth £205,000 in Jonesborough, County Armagh has got underway today, Monday 11 March.

The work on the Foughill Road will extend a distance of approximately 2.2 kilometres from the junction of Low Road towards Flurry Business Park. The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a road closure from 8.00am on Monday 11 March until 6.00pm on Saturday 23 March. During these times a diversion will be in place via Meigh and Jonesborough using Railway Road, Drumintee Road, Finnegans Road, Church Hill and vice versa.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signposted and local access for residents will be maintained at all times.

Completion of the work by 23 March 2019 is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.


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