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£20k Class A drugs seized in west Belfast

Police have seized £20,000 of Class A drugs during a search in west Belfast.

The drugs and a quantity of cash were found during a planned search in the McConnell Street area on Sunday morning.

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the property on suspicion of drugs and money laundering offences.

He is being questioned by police.

Toomebridge crash victim named by police

The scene of the road accident at Toomebridge. Credit: Pacemaker

A 19-year-old woman who died after she was hit by a van near Toomebridge, Co Antrim has been named by police.

She was Shannon McQuillan from the Dunloy area.

She was with a 21-year-old man on the Moneynick Road at around 3.40am on Saturday when they were hit by a van. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.


Rory McIlroy shares third place in Abu Dhabi

Tommy Fleetwood has retained his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title, shooting a 65 in his final round.

Rory McIlroy carded a final round of 70 to finish on 18 under, leaving him in joint third place.

The former world number one was making his return to action after spending three months out recovering from a rib injury, and was just 4 shots off the pace of the winner.

Fleetwood produced a sensational back nine, producing six birdies to come home in 30 shots to finish two shots clear of Ross Fisher.

The European number one had started the day two behind overnight leaders Fisher and Thomas Pieters.

Fisher seemed to be on his way to a first European Tour victory for nearly four years after picking up four shots in the outward nine.

But Fleetwood birdied the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes and closed out victory on the last when he rolled in a five-footer.

Fisher needed an eagle on the last to tie, but he could only manage a par for Fleetwood to celebrate his fourth European Tour win.

McIlroy shared third place with Matthew Fitzpatrick two shots adrift of Fisher, while Pieters and Chris Paisley were a shot further back.


East Belfast murder victim named

Police released an image of murder victim Mark Ponisi. Credit: PSNI

Police have named the man who is believed to have been murdered in a flat in east Belfast.

He was 53-year-old Mark Ponisi.

His body was found at a property in the London Road area off Ravenhill Avenue on Saturday morning. He had a number of injuries to his head and face.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the exact cause of death.

Police are continuing to question a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.

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