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Man charged with attempted murder over Coleraine assault

A man has been charged with attempted murder over a Coleraine assault. Credit: UTV

A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder over an assault in Coleraine.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was left in a critical condition in the Royal Vitoria Hospital as a result.

It happened at a property on the Ballycastle Road at around 1am on Monday.

The accused will appear at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday 17 October.

GARC plan protests against Ardoyne parade

GARC have said they will protest the parade. Credit: Presseye

The Greater Ardoyne Residents Collective have confirmed they will protest against an Orange Order parade in Ardoyne on Saturday.

The parade in question is set to end a three year deadlock and comes after protracted negotiations.

GARC, the republican residents’ group, said they will apply for a march and rally on Friday evening and a protest on the day of the parade, Saturday 1 October.

The deal on the parade was reached with the consent of Crumlin Ardoyne Residents Collective (CARA) and the Ligoniel Orange Lodges.

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Pair charged over £10k heroin seized in Poyntzpass

A man and a woman have been arrested after heroin was seized in Poyntzpass.

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with £10,000 worth of heroin seized by police in Poyntzpass.

The 40-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were arrested after police stopped a car in the Church Street area on Tuesday afternoon.

They have both been charged with possession of a class A drug, possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and importation of a class A drug.

The woman was bailed to appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, while the man remains in custody and is due to appear before the same court.

Commenting on the operation earlier, Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “This operation is yet another example of our determination to reduce the availability of this killer drug and I appeal to anyone who has any concerns or information about illegal drugs to contact their local Police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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