Ashleigh McDonald, Belfast Telegraph

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Belfast Telegraph

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Recent articles by Ashleigh:

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

Grand Opera House fraudster avoids jail over £20k theft

A former employee of Belfast's Grand Opera House who stole over £20,000 from the theatre over a five-year period has avoided jail. → Read More

Ex-teacher and hockey coach avoids prison after admitting sex charges

Disgraced former teacher and hockey coach Glenn Stranex avoided being sent to prison after appearing in court on a series of sex offences. → Read More

Man accused of bomb attack on Coalisland police station appears in court

A Co Tyrone man accused of being one of two men who launched a bomb attack on an RUC station in Coalisland over two decades ago has appeared in court. → Read More

Alleged bomber jumped in priest's car after being shot by soldier, court told

A Co Tyrone man accused of being one of two men who launched a bomb attack on an RUC station in Coalisland over two decades ago has appeared in court. → Read More

Drug addict and pregnant partner avoid prison over diazepam-dealing racket

A drug addict and his heavily pregnant partner were spared jail yesterday after appearing in court on drugs offences. → Read More

Belfast paedophile who abused his two young nieces caged

A Belfast man convicted by a jury of sexually abusing his two nieces was starting a three-year stint behind bars yesterday. → Read More

Man facing trial over burglary of OAP while she slept refused bail

A 27-year-old north Belfast man accused of breaking into the home of an 83-year-old and stealing cash and her pension book while she slept has been refused bail. → Read More

Man jailed for posing as teen girl to sexually communicate with boy (11)

A 34-year-old labourer from Co Tyrone who set up a fake Facebook profile of a young girl in a bid to communicate sexually with an 11-year-old boy has been jailed. → Read More

Attacker who bit off part of man's ear sent to jail

A 24-year-old who assaulted his partner and sister and who then bit the ear of a man who tried to intervene was jailed for six months yesterday. → Read More

Jail for drug-dealing duo secretly recorded plotting to torch a pub

Two men who were caught discussing drug deals and plans to torch a pub via covert recordings were sent to jail yesterday. → Read More

Man who went on four-hour south Belfast roof rampage jailed

A 27-year-old man who went on a four-hour rampage in a south Belfast residential street where he caused extensive damage to homes and cars has been handed a two year and eight month sen → Read More

Probation order for man caught with 3,000 images of girls on phone

A Co Antrim man caught with over 3,000 images of young girls on his mobile phone and laptop was placed on probation for 30 months yesterday. → Read More

Down man Stephen Thompson branded 'danger to the public'

A Co Down man has been remanded into custody after appearing in court on firearms, drugs and motoring charges. → Read More

Concerns for safety of Belfast man charged over outhouse drug find

Concerns have been expressed in court for the safety of a north Belfast man after drugs valued at around £150,000 were found in an outhouse on his property. → Read More

Emotional scenes as killer of Belfast mum Lisa Gow jailed

A 40-year old Belfast man who killed Belfast mum-of-two Lisa Gow in a stolen car whilst being chased by police has been handed an 11-year sentence. → Read More