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# belfast-crown-court - Friday 13 November, 2020

Seven men jailed for dissident republican activity 'represent a grave danger to community'
# Terrorist Offences
# Terrorist Offences

Seven men jailed for dissident republican activity 'represent a grave danger to community'

Nov 13th 2020, 3:38 PM 23,916 Views 0 Comments

A combined 50 terrorist offences form part of the convictions.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 24 August, 2020

Belfast woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill police officers
# Dissident Republican
# Dissident Republican

Belfast woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill police officers

Aug 24th 2020, 2:19 PM 37,176 Views 32 Comments

The judge described Christine Connor as a “committed dissident republican”.

# belfast-crown-court - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:01 PM 10,093 Views 0 Comments

“For the first time in six years, I can go back to being the mother I was,” she said.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 13 August, 2018

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

Aug 13th 2018, 3:34 PM 9,988 Views 2 Comments

The court heard the offending has had a “significant impact” on the victim, who was aged between 14 and 16 when he was indecently assaulted by McCafferty.

# belfast-crown-court - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial

Mar 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 93,958 Views 0 Comments

The trial lasted nine weeks and was the subject of intense media scrutiny over the period due to the high profile nature of the defendants.

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges
# Belfast
# Belfast

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges

Mar 28th 2018, 12:31 PM 257,544 Views 0 Comments

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

# belfast-crown-court - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

Mar 27th 2018, 4:10 PM 47,353 Views 0 Comments

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

# belfast-crown-court - Friday 23 March, 2018

Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'
# Courts
# Courts

Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'

Mar 23rd 2018, 5:10 PM 50,948 Views 0 Comments

The trial will enter its ninth week at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, when the jury will begin its deliberations.

# belfast-crown-court - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments

Mar 22nd 2018, 4:07 PM 21,123 Views 0 Comments

Harrison’s barrister’s address to the jury earlier today marked the final stage of the trial ahead of Judge Patricia Smyth’s charge.

# belfast-crown-court - Thursday 15 March, 2018

What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told

Mar 15th 2018, 6:09 PM 88,525 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution has been summing up its case to the jury.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 12 March, 2018

Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape
# Rugby Rape Trial
# Rugby Rape Trial

Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape

Mar 12th 2018, 6:15 PM 49,827 Views 0 Comments

Rory Harrison was also accused of displaying “misguided loyalty” to his friends.

# belfast-crown-court - Friday 9 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson

Mar 9th 2018, 5:45 PM 115,802 Views 0 Comments

McIlroy (26) denies a count of exposure.

# belfast-crown-court - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched"
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched"

Mar 1st 2018, 4:55 PM 87,043 Views 0 Comments

A DC from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit was on the stand today.

# belfast-crown-court - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

'She is causing so much trouble for the lads' - jury hears of text messages between Belfast rape trial accused
# Rugby Rape Trial
# Rugby Rape Trial

'She is causing so much trouble for the lads' - jury hears of text messages between Belfast rape trial accused

Feb 28th 2018, 5:34 PM 94,822 Views 0 Comments

The mobile messages of Stuart Olding, Rory Harrison, and Blane McIlroy were perused today at Belfast Crown Court.

# belfast-crown-court - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet

Feb 21st 2018, 7:38 PM 77,395 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.

# belfast-crown-court - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex

Feb 20th 2018, 6:33 PM 115,338 Views 0 Comments

The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.

# belfast-crown-court - Friday 16 February, 2018

Rugby rape trial: Rory Harrison told police alleged victim was 'fixated on' Paddy Jackson
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape trial: Rory Harrison told police alleged victim was 'fixated on' Paddy Jackson

Feb 16th 2018, 3:46 PM 84,663 Views 0 Comments

Judge Patricia Smyth told jurors not to discuss the trial over the weekend.

# belfast-crown-court - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears
# Court
# Court

Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears

Feb 14th 2018, 4:45 PM 65,885 Views 0 Comments

The driver says when police contact him, he knew “straight away” what it was about.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 12 February, 2018

Rugby rape case: Alleged victim denies she 'had sex with a number of men' after going to home uninvited
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape case: Alleged victim denies she 'had sex with a number of men' after going to home uninvited

Feb 12th 2018, 6:07 PM 154,056 Views 0 Comments

“No-one remembers exact moments from a night out. You can’t be expected to remember each thing you have done.”

# belfast-crown-court - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information
# Court
# Court

Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information

Feb 8th 2018, 1:28 PM 67,037 Views 0 Comments

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 5 February, 2018

Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations'
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations'

Feb 5th 2018, 2:36 PM 102,359 Views 0 Comments

Today is the fourth day that she has been in the witness box.

# belfast-crown-court - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Alleged rape victim of Irish rugby stars told police that incident left her 'humiliated'
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Alleged rape victim of Irish rugby stars told police that incident left her 'humiliated'

Feb 1st 2018, 5:35 PM 92,251 Views 0 Comments

She was giving evidence for the second day at Belfast Crown Court.

# belfast-crown-court - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Irish rugby stars accused of rape 'boasted about sex on WhatsApp'
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Irish rugby stars accused of rape 'boasted about sex on WhatsApp'

Jan 30th 2018, 3:18 PM 146,416 Views 0 Comments

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are accused of raping the same woman in Belfast.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 29 January, 2018

Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial
# Belfast Crown Court
# Belfast Crown Court

Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial

Jan 29th 2018, 6:09 PM 36,876 Views 0 Comments

The jury members were warned not to talk to anyone about the issues covered during the trial.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 4 April, 2016

Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs

Apr 4th 2016, 4:09 PM 30,358 Views 194 Comments

She bought the pills online as she failed to raise enough money to travel to England for a termination.

# belfast-crown-court - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI
# Blackmail
# Blackmail

Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI

May 21st 2013, 6:00 PM 6,674 Views 7 Comments

A senior PSNI officer said blackmail can be a “difficult crime to combat”.

# belfast-crown-court - Friday 22 March, 2013

Man sentenced to six years for firearms and terrorist-related offences in Belfast
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Man sentenced to six years for firearms and terrorist-related offences in Belfast

Mar 22nd 2013, 5:56 PM 3,353 Views 2 Comments

In September 2010, detectives incovered large quantity of firearms and ammunition from a workshop at the rear of the man’s home.

# belfast-crown-court - Monday 21 May, 2012

'It is disgusting' - Widow of murdered policeman condemns killers' jail terms
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'It is disgusting' - Widow of murdered policeman condemns killers' jail terms

May 21st 2012, 8:39 PM 4,025 Views 8 Comments

Kate Carroll said that justice had not been done for her husband Stephen Carroll, who was shot dead in Armagh over three years ago.

# belfast-crown-court - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Two to stand trial over murder of PSNI constable
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Two to stand trial over murder of PSNI constable

Dec 14th 2011, 7:30 AM 2,105 Views 0 Comments

Constable Stephen Carroll was shot in 2009, two days after the murder of two soldiers at Masserenne Barracks.

# belfast-crown-court - Friday 1 April, 2011

Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier

Apr 1st 2011, 4:23 PM 1,147 Views 0 Comments

Belfast Crown Court clears Kevin Crilly of murdering Captain Robert Nairac, who disappeared in May 1977.

# belfast-crown-court - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Belfast dad who murdered 14-week-old son is to father another child
# Ryan Leslie
# Ryan Leslie

Belfast dad who murdered 14-week-old son is to father another child

Mar 31st 2011, 9:13 AM 1,069 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Leslie’s new girlfriend is six weeks pregnant as he prepares to begin a minimum 17 year prison sentence.