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Play park damaged in ‘mindless’ arson attack

A children’s play park in Banbridge which reopened less than two years ago after undergoing a £300,000 refurbishment has been damaged in an overnight arson attack.

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Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Was driving without a licence

Was driving without a licence

Paedear Finnegan (22), Castleview, Gilford, was fined £200 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for not having a driving licence on December 19 last year. He was also given six points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

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Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

Insurance started a day after she was stopped by police

An insurance policy taken out by a 24-year-old woman only started the day after she had been stopped for driving while uninsured, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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Man had an exemplary driving record

Man had an exemplary driving record

A 62-year-old man said it was a ‘genuine mistake’ that he was driving a van on the A1 without insurance on December 17 last year.

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Mobile phone man told police he wasn’t driving at the time

Mobile phone man told police he wasn’t driving at the time

Patrick McCusker (39) , Ballynagarrick Road, Portadown was fined £100 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for using a mobile phone while he was driving.

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Elderly woman left ‘very shaken’ after disturbing burglars

Elderly woman left ‘very shaken’ after disturbing burglars

Police are hunting two men who carried out a burglary at the home of an elderly woman near Banbridge.

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Cars and homes attacked by masked men

Cars and homes attacked by masked men

Police investigating a number of attacks on homes and cars in the Banbridge area have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Lisburn man in court charged with kicking puppy to death

Lisburn man in court charged with kicking puppy to death

A Lisburn man wept in court today as he was charged with kicking his 15-week-old puppy to death.

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Was speeding away from lights

Was speeding away from lights

An ‘R’ driver who was travelling at well over his 45mph speed limit on the A1 was banned from driving for four weeks at Craigavon Magistrates Court last Friday.

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‘Serial offender’ told police  that fireworks belonged to his partner

‘Serial offender’ told police that fireworks belonged to his partner

A 31-year-old man described as a ‘serial offender’ was fined a total of £1,500 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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‘Can I have that in writing’ judge tells drugs promise man

‘Can I have that in writing’ judge tells drugs promise man

When police noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from a car a 25-year-old man handed over an amount of the drug to them.

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Fireworks and other offences admitted

Fireworks and other offences admitted

A 31-year-old woman who admitted buying fireworks and selling them without having a licence was sentenced last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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Stole Iphone and cash from man

Stole Iphone and cash from man

A 31-year-old man was put on probation for 18 months last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for a theft offence.

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Prison sentence for domestic assault man

Prison sentence for domestic assault man

A 27-year-old man was sentenced to a total of seven months in prison last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for assaulting a woman.

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Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

Made UDA threat call to try to get new house for girlfriend

In an attempt to get his girlfriend’s housing upgraded a 21-year-old man made a 999 call saying he was a UDA Commander and she had 48 hours to get out of the house.

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Driver missed a payment on insurance

Driver missed a payment on insurance

A missed payment meant that a 30-year-old man was not insured when he was stopped while driving on the A1 near Banbridge.

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Stole scratch cards and claimed winnings

Stole scratch cards and claimed winnings

A woman stole scratch cards worth over £1,300 from her employer and fraudulently claimed over £750 in winnings, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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Man fined £2,500 over ‘eyesore’ in Dromore

Man fined £2,500 over ‘eyesore’ in Dromore

A 59-year-old man has been fined £2,500 for unlawfully keeping uncontrolled waste on January 15, 2016.

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Was trying to find noise in mother’s car

Was trying to find noise in mother’s car

On the tot up points system a 40-year-old man was banned from driving for six months last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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