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A woman claims she was assaulted in a laneway off Roemill Road area of Limavady last week.
A PSNI spokeswoman says shortly after 5 pm on Tuesday (April 17) it is alleged that two men pulled a female into a laneway and assaulted her.
“The female managed to get away. Two men aged 26 and 57 were later arrested, questioned and released on bail pending further enquiries,” she says.
(Source: Derry Journal)
The driver of a rally car involved in an horrific crash that claimed the life of his co-driver in the Donegal International rally in 2010 said not only did he lose his navigator but also “a good friend”, his inquest heard last week.
The inquest into the death of the late Thomas Maguire from Moneymore, Enfield Co. Meath, ruled his death was accidental and he had died from head and neck injuries consistent with being involved in a road traffic accident.
He died at Knockalla on June 19, 2010, when the Citroen car he was a co-driver of left the road at high speed during the event and landed down a ravine, leaving him fatally injured.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A Co Down woman has been hailed by one of the country’s most forboding businessmen, Theo Paphitis, from the popular reality TV show, Dragon’s Den, a reality show that allows Irish millionaires to invest in an up and coming business. Similar to Shark Tank in the U.S.
Mikaela Pinder has received a special endorsement from Paphitis for her wine glass charm business which has been making waves throughout the UK and further afield.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A security worker was walking to an ATM when an unarmed man in a balaclava approached the employee and simply grabbed the cash box from him before fleeing on foot last week.
It is understood that the raider then jumped into a getaway car that was waiting nearby but quickly got out of that vehicle.
Gardai (police) had been alerted to the situation at this stage and the suspect was observed jumping through a number of gardens in the Virginia Drive estate.
However when he entered one garden, he was attacked by a pitbull terrier.
Pursuing gardai were alerted to the situation by the criminal's screams and quickly arrived in the garden where the dog continued to maul the man. He was arrested on the spot.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
Fermanagh Councilor, Sheamus Greene, who is a part-time farmer, living near Brookeborough, is a laid back character most times but last week he admitted to having the fright of his life when he accompanied the Herald staff photographer to a hay shed at Carrickaheenan, near Brookeborough, where three abandoned pot bellied, mature pigs had been ‘rescued’ by a neighbor.
Afterwards, he contacted the paper by email and said: “As your photographer can tell you, I'm lucky to still have all my limbs intact after the photo session this morning.
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