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Mid Ulster Fuel laundering convictions 'welcomed'

The conviction of three Mid Ulster men for fuel laundering following a search at coach company premises in Ardboe on March 19, 2014 has been welcomed.
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Keith Baker pictured at court in Craigavon.  Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

House of horrors sex case sentencing adjourned

A husband and wife who held a mentally disabled woman a virtual hostage in a house of horrors to satisfy their own sexual urges will find out next month what their sentences will be.

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Cigarettes

Large quantities of 'illicit' cigarettes being sold in Dungannon

Honest Dungannon traders are being 'ripped off' by others in the town selling 'under-the-counter' cigarettes at a reduced price.

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Drugs recently seized by police in Mid Ulster

Operation Torus: 22 arrests and £33k worth of drugs seized

Since the February launch of Operation Torus in the south policing area - which includes Mid Ulster District - police have made 22 arrests and seized almost £33,500 worth of drugs.
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Former British soldier Denis Hutchings

Insufficient evidence for attempted murder trial on fatal Army shooting in Benburb

A retired British soldier is to be returned for crown court trial in connection with a fatal 1974 shooting in Benburb, County Tyrone – but will not be tried for attempted murder.

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Farm machines are expensive - protect your at a free police trailer marking event

PSNI to host free trailer marking 
in Draperstown

Police are holding a free trailer marking event at Mart Yard, Derrynoid Road, Draperstown, on Thursday, April 13 from 11am–2pm.

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Two men steal keys in Tamnamore burglary

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in the Tamnamore Road in which a set of keys were reportedly stolen on Wednesday, March 15.
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Chapel Street, Cookstown

Man charged with possessing offensive weapons in Cookstown

A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of possessing an offensive weapon following an incident in Cookstown on Saturday night.
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Ballymaguigan woman handed three month driving ban in her absence

A motorist was banned from driving for three months at Magherafelt Magistrates Court for having no insurance.

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Speeding motorists each fined £95

Two motorists were each fined £95 with three penalty points at Magherafelt Magistrates Court for speeding.

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Maghera man loses job after taking van

Maghera man loses job after taking van

A south Derry motorist was fined a total of £515 with six penalty points at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

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A Dungannon pensioner's car a been attacked for a second time in under two months

Tyrone pensioner's car destroyed in second attack

A Dungannon pensioner has had his car destroyed in an arson attack less than two months after a pipe bomb was left in the front seat of his old car.

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PSNI

15 St Patrick's Day arrests in Holylands and Belfast

Police have confirmed 15 arrests related to St Patrick's Day celebrations in student heartland - the Holylands - and Belfast city centre.

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You could still be over the limit this morning

Police warning on driving this morning - 'St Berocca Day'

Considering the fact many across the region took a drink yesterday to celebrate Ireland's patron Saint, police are urging drivers not to "take a chance" on the roads this morning.
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Court

Armagh city businessmen who sold bogus electricity saving devices convicted of fraud

Three businessmen, who traded as Electricity Saver Ireland, have been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for three years for their role in selling and supplying bogus electricity saving devices.

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The scene at Lisburn Bus Station where a woman was struck by a bus and killed.

Man to face trial over Lisburn bus station death

A Lisburn man is set to go on trial for the manslaughter of a woman who was struck by a bus at the city’s bus station.

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Paul Curran's body was found in Lurgan last Thursday

Paul Curran ‘killed by friend with punch to the head’

A 37-year-old man has appeared in court accused of killing his friend.

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Tyrone man ordered to hand over £137k under Proceeds of Crime Act

A County Tyrone man has been made the subject of a confiscation order for almost £138,00 under the Proceeds of Crime Act in relation to waste offences at an unauthorised vehicle scrap yard.

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Police appeal after Cookstown hit and run

Police appeal after Cookstown hit and run

Police are investigating a hit and run incident involving a red Ford transit van and a silver Renalut Clio in the Cookstown area late last month.

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Paul Gogan was held in a disused refrigerator container

Kidnapped cattle dealer’s hostage squalor revealed

Images of a squalid shipping container where a kidnapped cattle dealer was held hostage as a criminal gang from Tyrone demanded a €400,000 ransom have been revealed by police.

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