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#belfast crown court

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

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# 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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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'

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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