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Tag Archives: Lenadoon

Gang stinking of booze screamed ‘We’re ONH’

The victims of a shockingly violent double assault and robbery in a West Belfast block of flats have told the Andersonstown News of the terror they experienced during the dead-of-night attack.In trembling voices, the local man and woman relived the horrific attack carried out by three masked and armed men claiming to be from Lenadoon Óglaigh na hÉireann – a claim that has been rejected by dissident republicans.

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8 months for burglar

A LENADOON man whose son walked in on a burglar in the middle of robbing the family home has welcomed the eight-month jail sentence handed down to the culprit. Christopher ‘Cricky’ Reid, 18, with an address at Hannahglen Heights, was found guilty of burglary with intent to steal at a home in the Carrigart Avenue area of Lenadoon on January 8.

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‘Good samaritan’ murder case sent to appeal court

A LOCAL man who spent over 17 years in prison after being convicted of one of the most notorious Troubles murders in West Belfast has had his case sent back to the Court of Appeal. Patrick Livingstone was found guilty in May 1977 of the IRA shooting of Belfast City Council worker Samuel Llewellyn, who had been abducted and killed while repairing broken windows

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Appeal over killing of boy

The family of a teenager gunned down by the British Army in the early years of the Troubles are appealing for witnesses to the killing to come forward. Gerard Gibson was shot in the head in Carrigart Avenue in Lenadoon on July 11, 1972. His family are hoping the investigation into the 16-year-old’s murder will be reopened and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Corner shop in the firing line

THE OWNER of a Lenadoon shop that has been targeted in six separate robberies – four of them armed – in the space of just a few months has called for the full rigours of the law to be applied to the perpetrators before someone is seriously hurt.

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Our Tommy faces fight of his life

A YOUNG West Belfast boxer is facing the fight of his life as he battles to recover from a vicious assault in time for this summer’s Olympics. Lenadoon lad Tommy McCarthy was left hospitalised after he was caught up in a melée at a city centre nightclub.

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