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Monday 26 February 2018

PSNI arrest suspect after bodies of man and woman were found in house

A MAN was arrested yesterday in connection with a double murder following the discovery of the bodies of a man and woman in a house in Belfast. The bodies were discovered in the house at Ravenhill Court off the Ravenhill Road in south-east Belfast after members of the public called the police.

The PSNI suspect that the incident may have been domestic-related. Police believe the suspect may have been in a relationship with one of the victims.

THREE HELD IN DRUGS AND TOBACCO RAIDS

THREE people were arrested in two separate raids in Dublin and Cork yesterday. In Dublin, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were being questioned at Ballyfermot garda station after cannabis and tobacco was seized. And a man in his 40s was questioned after gardai seized cigarettes and tobacco worth almost €50,000 in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, from a UK-registered car, which was also seized. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

EXTRA ONE DIRECTION TICKETS GO ON SALE

EXTRA tickets to One Direction's eagerly awaited concerts at Croke Park will go on sale at 9am tomorrow. The limited number of extra standing and seated tickets for the concerts on May 23, 24 and 25 will be on sale from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.

MOTHER AND GIRL, 8, TIED UP DURING RAID

A WOMAN and her daughter, 8, were tied up during a terrifying burglary on Friday morning. Gardai believe up to €30,000 in cash was stolen by the gang. Four men held 43-year-old Lesley Geoghegan and the little girl captive in the family home near Howth in Dublin for 20 minutes while they ransacked a safe. The gang forced their way into the luxury bungalow, Casana Lodge, in Casana View, while her partner, Sean Murray, was at work at his busy dental practice. The raiders left the scene in one of the family cars, a 07 Honda CRV, later found abandoned in Howth.

FESTIVE FUN AT HOME OF ELECTRIC PICNIC

REVELLERS who want to get into the Christmas mood early and win a pair of Electric Picnic tickets can do so today at Stradbally Hall. The site of the yearly Electric Picnic music festival is holding a Christmas Fair from 11am to 6pm.

WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS IN €3.8M DRAW

THE WINNING NUMBERS IN LAST NIGHT'S LOTTO DRAW FOR A JACKPOT OF €3,889,209 WERE 2, 16, 19, 26, 27 AND 31, BONUS NUMBER 30. IN LOTTO PLUS ONE THE NUMBERS DRAWN WERE 4, 8, 20, 21, 30 AND 41, BONUS NUMBER 12, AND IN LOTTO PLUS TWO 1, 7, 14, 18, 22 AND 45, BONUS NUMBER 20.

DISSIDENT BOMB RUINS FESTIVE SPIRIT

DISSIDENT Republicans tried to rip the heart out of Christmas in the North with a Belfast city centre bomb that could have maimed and killed Christmas partygoers.

The bomb exploded outside a restaurant on Friday night as thousands enjoyed the festive celebrations.

PSNI officers were evacuating more than 1,000 people from locations in the Cathedral Quarter when the device exploded before 7pm. The attack is the second on a city centre target in Belfast in a fortnight, but the city's Sinn Fein Lord Mayor, Mairtin O Muilleoir, assured people the city was safe.

TWO ARRESTS AFTER €40K CANNABIS FIND

GARDAI at Blanchardstown arrested a man and woman and seized cannabis with an estimated street value of €40,000 on Friday night. Gardai were conducting a checkpoint on the N7 when they stopped a car at around 8pm. During a subsequent search, the cannabis herb was discovered. A man in his late 30s and a woman in her mid-20s were arrested at the scene.

IFA CONSIDERING 'BORDER WATCH' PLAN

BRANCHES of the Irish Farmers' Association in the Border counties are considering a 'Border Watch' plan to help curb the huge spate of cattle rustling. Last Thursday, 21 cattle were stolen from a holding in Co Monaghan. The gang targeted the herd at a shed along the main Ballybay/Shercock Road.

RAIN TO SWEEP COUNTRY AFTER GALES

Rain will become widespread again this afternoon with some heavy outbreaks occurring. And there will be fresh to strong southerly winds following the gales which swept parts of the country yesterday. Met Eireann issued a Code Orange alert yesterday as gale force winds of 90 to 120kmh and heavy rain brought disruption across the country. Tonight will be cold and quite breezy, with rain giving way to clear spells and occasional rain or hail showers, with a risk of thunder.

Irish Independent

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