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The material which appeared on the advertising screens is overseen by Newry and Mourne District Council’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP). However, the Examiner understands that this particular clip was streamed to the screens by the UK-based supplier and was not undertaken by the CSP.
Commenting CSP Manager Heather McKee said: “The Community Safety Partnership did not use any individual to make a video of this nature”.
The Council issued a further statement on the matter stating: “Newry and Mourne District Council wishes to confirm that the Council has not filmed any video, in connection with child protection, featuring the individual being referred to”.
Three masked men threatened a shop assistant with wheelbraces and a knife before making off with the till from a shop in Fenagh last Tuesday week.
The gang, who were wearing balaclavas, entered the Black Cat shop in Fenagh at approximately 7.05pm on Tuesday 3 January.
Two of the men were carrying wheelbraces, while the third man was armed with a knife when they entered the shop, which was manned by a lone female shop assistant at the time.
The trio, who made off with the till and its contents, had a “threatening demeanor”, according to a garda spokesperson.
Gardaí are investigating the possibility that the incident might be linked to a similar crime which took place in Myshall minutes later.
Ten minutes after the men fled the scene at Fenagh, a similar attack took place on a shop in Myshall.
Two masked men entered the shop, located on the main street in Myshall, before fleeing with the till and its contents.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
A Bailieboro man was handed a suspended sentence for what the presiding judge described as a "vicious assault" on three individuals when he pleaded guilty to the offences at Virginia District Court.
Michael O'Leary, Church Lane, Drumbannon, Bailieboro, was sentenced to nine months suspended for two years for assaulting George Bell at 2 Convent Court, Virginia Road, Bailieboro, on June 10, 2011.
He was directed to complete 150 hours of community service in lieu of six months for assaulting Margaret Connolly on the same occasion and an assault on Michael McArdle was taken into account.
The defendant was further charge with damaging two table lamps to the value of €40 on the same date and was given until February 7 to pay compensation. A charge of failing to appear on bail at Virginia District Court was taken into account.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
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