Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

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Police probe city mugging

Police probe city muggingTHE RUC today appealed for information about a robbery in Stranmillis, Belfast.

An 18-year-old woman struggled with a youth in Pretoria Street around 11.40 last night before he made off with a small amount of cash and a number of the woman's personal items.

The man is of small build and has bad acne. He was wearing dark jeans and white trainers. Anyone with information can contact police at Donegall Pass on (028) 9065 0222.

Abduction bid is investigated THE RUC is investigating an attempted abduction in Belfast.

A man was walking in Carlisle Circus last Sunday morning when he was approached by four men in a white vehicle.

One of the occupants attempted to get the man into the car but he managed to run off.

Police would like to speak to the driver of a red car that is believed to have parked in front of the white car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Antrim Road on (028) 9065 0222.

Church steps to host Sunday MassCAMPAIGNERS battling to re-open St Joseph's church in Belfast's Docklands will gather for Sunday Mass on the steps of the building tomorrow morning.

A huge bill for repairs and a dwindling congregation lay behind the Church's decision to close St Joseph's last week.

Abuse charges man faces trialA CO Down man has been put back for trial on a string of sex abuse and indecency charges dating back to the 1970s.

Joseph Irvine (57), of Main Street, Ballynahinch, pleaded not guilty to 26 charges when he was arraigned at Downpatrick Crown Court.

They include 19 counts of indecent assault, one of attempted rape and six counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child. The offences are alleged to have been committed against four young girls between April 1974 and March 2000.

Irvine will remain in custody until his trial on April 23.

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