A judge was required to clear a courtroom after an outburst from family and friends of Pat Ward as the pair accused of his murder were returned to the cells after being charged. Despite a very heavy police presence at Dungannon Magistrates Court prior to and during the hearing, emotions boiled over. Mr Ward was […]
A MOTHER who tried to seek extra time for her teenage son to pay a fine, was verbally abused by him in court, after it emerged he has a previous relevant record which was not disclosed and which the defence were unaware. A discretionary short driving ban was sought and initially agreed until the call […]
A JUDGE has noted an increasing number of cases coming to court in which defendants deliberately foul police cells – usually by urination – following arrest. District Judge John Meehan made the comment as he dealt with a particularly severe case in which faeces were spread over the cell walls and door, describing this as […]
‘He most definitely can hear and speak. The contempt he displays is remarkable. He has played the justice system for his own ends.’
The charge covers a nine day period as the exact date of the murder is unknown.
A 23-year-old man has admitted stealing a car from an elderly couple and driving it in a drug-crazed state resulting in a police pursuit.
Dungannon Magistrates Court heard police received a report from the victim just before midnight on 7th April who said Taukiri had assaulted her.
Police called in as proceedings get out of hand
Alex Anthony Carlin (42) and Carlo Holmes (62) are jointly charged with causing criminal damage and theft.
A detective sergeant told Dungannon Magistrates Court today that extensive enquiries are ongoing.