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There's been another shooting in west Belfast, the second 24-hour so.
A young man had been shot in the legs in Forest Street. The Belfast
health trust says the victim is in a stable condition.
A Londonderry man accused of terrorist offences in Syria has
been found not guilty of three charges of having explosives.
However, a jury could not reach a verdict on charges that
Eamon Bradley attended a terrorist training camp and received training
Eamon Bradley said he got on a bus in Derry three years ago, travelled
to Dublin and then got a flight to Istanbul.
And then he said he crossed the border into Syria to
His interviews with the police were read
This trial is still down to a number of
issues, among them was Eamon Bradley recording facts when he told
detectives he went to Syria to help rebels
or was he a fantasist who
might never have been in Syria at all?
The prosecution say Eamon Bradley told the truth about the
events in question and that there was no evidence he was a fantasist
But questions were raised about details
On the one hand, he said he went to Syria
to join the Army of Islam and said he fought in three battles, two
against Government forces and one against IS.
But he said he never fired a shot, never used a grenade
and hid under a tree during the battles.
The jury deliberated for five hours and when
it returned, they found Eamon Bradley not guilty on three charges
Then they resumed their deliberations and a
short time later returned to tell the judge they could not reach a ten
to one majority verdict on the three charges.
As a result of the hung jury on the three charges of
attending terrorist training in Syria, this
case will now go back to the Public Prosecution Service.
They will then decide if there should be
A judge has said it would be premature to hold the trial
of man who's on the run without him being present.
Damien McLaughlin from Ardboe in County Tyrone faces charges
in connection with the murder of the prison officer
He was due to go on trial next week but hasn't been seen
Sinn Fein's leader at Stormont, Michelle O'Neill, has told an IRA
commemoration that there's no hierarchy of victims.
She was speaking at an event to mark the four men who were shot dead
by the SAS in her home village of Clonoe in 1992.
Helen Jones reports from County Tyrone.
The four men attacked the police station and this was their weapon of
choice, bolted to the rear of a Lorde. It was capable of bringing
down a helicopter. They were ambushed by the SAS in the grounds
of a church and it is believed that is where the IRA team were
abandoning the lorry. The four men were shot dead hearing the grounds
of the church 25 years ago. Tonight their families came for
commemoration. Michelle O'Neill was a guest speaker. She was a teenager
at the time of the attack. She personally knew all four men who
were killed. I remember that night so clearly. I can certainly remember
the pain and the hearts and sorrow and the shock. Most of all felt by
their families and also the wider community. There has been criticism
from some quarters about her participation in this event. We have
every right to be here. Everyone has the right to remember their own dead
in a dignified manner. There can be no hierarchy of victims. Rick --
Republicans recognise that. The refusal of many to do so... Whilst
tonight was all about the past, she also spoke about concerns for the
days ahead, especially in relation to Brexit.
It's emerged that a number of companies registered
as being dormant have been claiming tens of thousands of pounds
A BBC programme has obtained a list of all recipients which is currently
Companies which are dormant do not usually have significant accounting
transactions. The DUP's Arlene Foster has come
under more pressure over the botched renewable heating scheme
in the first televised leaders' debate of the Assembly
election campaign. All five main party leaders took
part in the UTV debate during which Mrs Foster also
revealed her party's Brexit campaign was part funded
by an organisation from England. Our Political Correspondent Enda
McClafferty was watching. Arlene Foster has been centrestage
in the RHI storm for months and tonight she was once again fielding
fire from all sides. Whilst the investigation is ongoing and we will
not go into government with Arlene Foster. Would it not have been
better to have inquiry set up in December rather than wait till
January? The inquiry is critically important and it is now in place. I
was very open about saying... Briefly. I have nothing to hide. As
expected the RHI crisis dominated the debate and it was not just the
DUP feeling the heat. Sinn Fein oppose the public inquiry day after
day until they realised they had to support it. Who brought forward the
public inquiry? Under immense pressure. The opposition can stand
on the sidelines, you couldn't do anything, Martin McGuinness dealt
with that. Then the focus switched to Mike Nesbitt's plan to give the
SDLP is number two. The Ulster Unionist Party has become the
Lothario, hopping in and out of bed with every other political party. It
is good that make is arguing people should vote on the substance of how
we do government and not along tribal lines we previously had. I
have talked about transferring my personal vote to the SDLP. I have
said to my supporters to vote Ulster Unionist and then for any candidate
you trust will do the right thing by your community, constituency and
country and I think that is the right thing to do because RHI is not
an orange or green issue. The debate moved on to Brexit as Arlene Foster
came under pressure regarding party donations. Brexit is one of the
issues which pushed Gerry Adams's Sinn Fein out of the Executive
because they cannot deal with these issues. How much was donated to the
league campaign? Can you tell us who the donations from? Yes, I can, an
organisation in England at once is either union kept and make sure we
can have a United Kingdom. This was always going to be a bruising battle
but that is much on offer voters and the party leaders to chew over
before they do it all again at the end of the month on the BBC.
With news of what's coming up on The View, immediately
after this programme, here's Mark Carruthers.
Arlene Foster took the DUP to record levels of support last May now she's
facing another election to a reduced Stormont amid accusations
Tonight on the View I'll be asking the DUP leader
about the future of devolution, working with Michelle O'Neill
and this snap election which she has described as the most
That's the View immediately after this news.
The weather latest now, with Cecilia Daly.
Hello there. The rain should ease as the night goes on. That will still
be damp and translator with Mr MacLeod over the hills, quite foggy
in some areas. It will be mild. It will be drizzly but it should
improve as a morning goes on. First thing is disappointing, but it
should become drier and brighter as the morning goes on. Showers later
in the day coming up from the south. They will move into Wales,
south-west England and into western Scotland. Elsewhere, it will be dry
and feeling mild. Temperatures in Northern Ireland will be higher than
today, 1112 degrees but by the end of the day there will be a few
showers and it will be wet on Friday night. Saturday will be an improving
day. Sunday remains dry now looks like a mild weekend.
Our next BBC Newsline is at six twenty five in the morning
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From this point, it's band versus band.