Ashleigh McDonald, Belfast Telegraph

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Belfast boxer Aaron Sinclair jailed for beating up pregnant ex-girlfriend over a number on phone

A "talented boxer" who attacked and threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend was starting a seven-month prison sentence yesterday. → Read More

Solicitor who stole almost £1m from own firm and clients jailed

A solicitor who stole just under £1m from both his law firm and its clients for almost a decade to fund a "obsessive interest" in horseracing has been jailed. → Read More

Belfast fraudster Mackie back behind bars after thefts from church and charity

A convicted fraudster who used his position as a treasurer to steal money from both a church and a charity has been put behind bars again. → Read More

Judgment reserved in case of murdered prison officer Adrian Ismay

Over a year after it was first opened, judgment was reserved in the trial of a man accused of murdering prison officer Adrian Ismay on Thursday. → Read More

Jordan Snoddy guilty of Robert Molloy-Jones unlawful killing, jury finds

A 23-year-old man who wept giving evidence as he apologised for killing fellow drug user Robert Molloy-Jones was cleared of murder - but convicted of his unlawful killing. → Read More

Donach Rice given three-year jail term for Newcastle man Padraig Fox manslaughter

A 22-year-old who killed a vulnerable Northern Ireland man with an "unprovoked and unexpected blow" following a drink and drugs binge was handed a three-year prison sentence on Tuesday. → Read More

Belfast terror trial hears alleged secret recording of accused Colin Duffy

A covert recording of a conversation between two men alleged to be republican Colin Duffy and an undercover operative posing as a holidaymaker has been played in court. → Read More

Co Down father-of-two admits 'one-punch' killing of vulnerable victim (29)

A father-of-two who admitted causing the death of a vulnerable Co Down man in a "one-punch" incident will be sentenced for manslaughter later this month. → Read More

Christopher Meli death: Eight sentenced over killing of Belfast man

Eight young people have been sentenced for offences linked to the death of west Belfast man Christopher Meli. → Read More

Probation order for Belfast man caught with over 500 indecent images of children

A man who was caught with over 500 indecent images of children on various devices has been made the subject of a three-year Probation Order. → Read More

Drug addict accountant jailed for theft of £1m at care home

An accountant who stole over £1m from a south Belfast care home has been jailed. → Read More

Knife burglar who robbed cop visiting Belfast jailed

A burglar who robbed a policeman from Oman who was in Belfast has been handed a 21-month prison term. → Read More

Court hears west Belfast man was kicked 'like a punchbag' by crowd during fatal beating

West Belfast man Christopher Meli was kicked "like a punchbag" around 50 times by a crowd and tried to cover himself with his arms during a fatal beating, a court heard yesterday. → Read More

Thug who knifed man for 'belittling' him on day of drinking jailed

A Co Down man who stabbed another man at a house in Donaghadee after he felt he had been belittled was handed a four-and-a-half-year sentence by a judge yesterday. → Read More

Former soldier Dennis Hutchings pleads not guilty over John Pat Cunningham killing

A former soldier accused of a Troubles-related shooting over four decades ago formally has entered a 'not guilty' plea, after appearing in court via video link. → Read More

Man jailed for 'shocking and alarming' double rape of teenagers in Belfast

A 43-year old man who violently raped two young women after luring them back to his flat has been handed a 13-year sentence for the "shocking and alarming" attack. → Read More

Trial of Belfast woman accused of trying to kill police adjourned until November

The trial of a north Belfast woman accused of terrorist offences including trying to murder a police officer was adjourned on Wednesday. → Read More

Dunmurry man pleads guilty to affray in Christopher Meli murder

A Dunmurry man has pleaded guilty to an offence linked to the December 2015 murder of Christopher Meli. → Read More

Man accused of murdering uncle at their Antrim home

A 38-year-old man appeared in court yesterday where he denied murdering his uncle in the remote Co Antrim home they shared. → Read More

Failed robber dials 999 and admits: I’ve just done a hold-up

A west Belfast man who called the PSNI to inform them he had carried out an armed robbery at a fast food outlet was handed a four-year sentence yesterday. → Read More