R driver crashed into Portora gates

A 23-year-old man who collided with school gates before making off from the scene has received fines totalling £300. At 2.20am on August 3rd last, police received a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Shore Road in Enniskillen involving a Volkswagen Polo which had caused damage to the gates of Enniskillen […]

Husband accused of murder set for trial in new year

THE HUSBAND of Lu Na McKinney (35), who is accused of murdering her on Lough Erne in April of this year, has been remanded in custody until the new year. Stephen McKinney (41) of The Flax Fields, Convoy, Co Donegal appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday via videolink from Maghaberry Prison. He is charged […]

No taxi for drink driver

A 61-year-old man was caught driving home at over twice the legal alcohol limit because he said he couldn’t get a taxi. Enniskillen Magistrates Court heard on Monday that at 1.55am on October 2nd this year, police on mobile patrol observed Joseph Deery behind the wheel of a car at Main Street in Belleek. The […]

Woman disorderly during 12th of July

  A 36-year-old woman has been given a probation order for disorderly behaviour on the Twelfth of July. Sonia Chittick of Chanterhill Lodge in Enniskillen appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday to face the charge. The court heard that at 4.45pm on July 12th, police were on patrol on Main Street in Lisbellaw where […]

Child abuser (79) is sent to prison

A CONVICTED child molester was back in court this week for breaching his sexual offences prevention order (SOPO). John James O’Rourke, of Drumguff Cottage, Derrylin Road in Lisnaskea, who is 79-years-old, appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday. He was charged with failing to notify police of an overnight stay in Bundoran under the terms […]

Hospital staff attack ‘one-way ticket to jail’

JUDGE has hit out at those who attack hospital staff and warned that those who do so will find themselves facing “a one-way ticket to jail”. Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes made his remarks at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday as he sentenced a 25-year-old woman. Wendy McVitty of Nelson Park in Fivemiletown was charged […]

Pensioner wrongly claimed £5,600 in benefits

A RETIRED bus driver has been convicted of claiming benefits of over £5,000 that he was not entitled to. William Jennings (69) of Castlehill Road, Brookeborough appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday when he pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to declare a change in circumstances. The court heard that Jennings had claimed […]

Ballinamallard woman bit and slapped police officers

  A 31-year-old woman, who bit the hand of a policewoman and attempted to bite another, has been given a four month suspended jail sentence.  Karen Marie McDonald of Main Street in Ballinamallard, appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday for sentencing.  In the first incident on 7th December last, police attended McDonald’s home due […]