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Protestors make themselves heard inside and outside hall

DISSIDENT republican groups staged a noisy protest at a meeting of the West Belfast sub group of the District Policing Partnership (DPP), accusing the PSNI of attempting to recruit informers in the Ballymurphy area. Protestors were present both inside and outside the meeting which was held in Belfast Metropolitan College’s Whiterock campus. The PSNI’s Inspector […]

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57 child abduction reports

FIFTY-SEVEN reports of attempted abductions of children were made in the A District policing area of West and North Belfast in the past six months, the West Belfast DPP sub group heard.

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Quad riders not death drivers, meeting hears

CONCERNS were raised about increasing incidents of anti-social behaviour in West Belfast after police figures revealed that levels had increased by nearly four per cent from April to September this year on the same period last year.

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Violent crime has soared by very nearly a quarter

VIOLENT crime in West Belfast increased by 23.4 per cent (70 incidents) over the last-measured six-month period, according to new police stats. The figures were revealed during the recent meeting of the West Belfast DPP sub group where PSNI chiefs for the area submitted their six-month report for West Belfast covering the period from April to September 2011.

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You have your say on the strike

THE rain stayed away across West Belfast yesterday as public sector workers took to the picket lines outside our local schools, transport and hospitals services, protesting over threats to their pensions and the fear of further deeper cuts to vital services.

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Families’ joy as inquest is ordered

THE reopened inquests into the deaths of 10 of those who died in the Ballymurphy Massacre will “blow the entire case clean out of the water”, says the daughter of one of the victims.

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