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Schoolkids gather for prearranged clashes

POLICE are investigating reports that crowds of up to 40 youths armed with improvised weapons gathered for prearranged fights in a local estate. North Belfast DUP MLA William Humphrey has called for an end to “sectarian” attacks and intimidation following incidents in the Waterworks area last Tuesday and Wednesday night. Mr Humphrey said that nationalist […]

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Man cleared of raping boy in Falls Park

A WEST Belfast father-of-two was yesterday found not guilty by direction of the court of raping a teenage boy in the Falls Park. 40-year-old Gerard Scannell faced four charges arising from an alleged attack against the boy, who was 16 at the time. The teenager claimed he was dragged into bushes and raped in July […]

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St Malachy’s old boys to show they’re still in tune

PAST pupils and teachers will return to St Malachy’s College tomorrow night (Thursday) to perform in the school’s first inaugural Alumni Recital. The debut event aims to raise funds to purchase new instruments and equipment for the Music Department and to assist with the development of its infrastructure. The Alumni Recital Series will be a […]

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PSNI in dash cam appeal over shotgun murder

DETECTIVES from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Raymond Johnston in Poleglass are appealing to the public for dash cam footage from the area at the time of the shooting. The 28-year-old died after being shot in his home in Glenbawn Avenue just before 8pm last Tuesday night (February 13). Officers revisited the scene […]

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Spring is sprung at Cultúrlann for Féile an Earraigh

CRITICALLY acclaimed actor Martin McCann was on hand to help officially launch Féile an Phobail’s Spring Festival in the heart of the Gaeltacht Quarter in a packed Cultúrlann. The Divis-born actor, star of the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated short Boogaloo and Graham, and who voiced Bobby Sands in 66 Days, joined representatives from the sporting, community […]

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Funeral takes place of murdered Poleglass man Ray Johnston

MOURNERS at the Requiem Mass for murdered 28-year-old Ray Johnston heard how those who carried out his killing “will have to face God for what they have done”. Mr Johnston was shot dead last Tuesday night at the Glenbawn Avenue home which he shared with his partner and her 11-year-old daughter. Many of those who […]

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Weekend raids carried out into Ray Johnston murder

A number of raids have been carried out across the city in relation to the murder of Ray Johnston. 28-year-old Mr Johnston was shot dead at his Glenbawn Avenue home in Poleglass on Tuesday night in front of his partner and her 11-year-old child. A number of officers carried out planned searches on Saturday night […]

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Dissident republicans linked to Ray Johnston Murder

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Ray Johnston in Poleglass have revealed that dissident republicans may have been behind the ‘brutal’ killing. The 28-year-old was shot in the chest with a shotgun in front of his partner and 11-year-old child in Glenbawn Street on Tuesday night. At a press conference on Thursday afternoon Detective Chief Inspector, […]

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