News in brief: Woman’s body found in forest park
The body of a young woman has been found at a Co Down forest park following a police search of the area. The woman, who has not been named, had been missing since Monday evening. Officers carrying out searches at Hillsborough Forest Park recovered the 24-year-old’s body. “The death is not being treated as suspicious,” a PSNI spokeswoman said.
Sunbeds ‘increase cancer risk by 75%’
SUNBEDS can increase the chances of developing skin tumours by 75% and pose the “highest” risk of cancer, a report said yesterday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer said tanning devices were more dangerous than previously suggested. The research, published in the latest edition of The Lancet Oncology medical journal, found the risk was greatest to children and young adults.
PSNI appeal follows early morning attack
POLICE have appealed for information after a man was stabbed repeatedly in an early morning attack in a Co Armagh village yesterday. The 42-year-old sustained puncture wounds to his back and neck during the assault in a house on Main Street, Hamiltonsbawn. Another man, aged 35, was arrested in relation to the incident. The victim was taken to hospital but his injuries were not thought to be life threatening.
Man (50) faces series of sex charges
A 50-YEAR-OLD Londonderry man has appeared before the city’s magistrates court charged with committing a series of sex offences against young girls, including procuring some of his alleged victims for prostitution. Martin Edward Coyle, from Bridge Street in the city centre, is accused of committing the offences between December 2007 and April 2008. The 26 charges also include rape, buggery, unlawful carnal knowledge, incitement to commit an act of gross indecency, indecent assault and delivering alcohol to a minor.
Three men arrested after GAA robbery
POLICE investigating a robbery at a GAA club near Craigavon have arrested three men. The arrests came after three masked men, one armed with a gun, entered the Eire Og GAA club on Tullygally East Road at 10.30am on Monday. They tied up a 77-year-old man who worked there, before taking a sum of money and making off in his car.