06/02/2013

Simon Tang Murder: Charge Withdrawn

A murder charge filed against one of the men accused of killing Chinese restaurateur Simon Tang in 1996 has been withdrawn.

Mr Tang was killed in attack in which he was beaten and robbed outside his takeaway business in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, in 1996

Belfast Magistrates Court has been told the case against George Robinson is no longer proceeding.

But detectives investigating the fatal attack are continuing their inquiries.

Mr Tang was a married father of two. His watch and the takings for the evening were stolen during the attack. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

No one has yet been convicted of his killing.

36-year-old Mr Robinson from the The Hollies, Carrickfergus, was originally accused of the murder alongside Paul Allen, 38, of Drumhoy Drive in the town.

But now a Public Prosecution Service representative has told the court the charge against Mr Robinson was being withdrawn.

(IT)

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