29/09/2003

Ardboe man charged with Cookstown murder

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man in Co Tyrone at the weekend.

Unemployed coach builder, Ryan Quinn, from Ardboe, appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with the murder of 21-year-old Cookstown man, Finbar Francis McVey.

Mr McVey died after being assaulted at Molesworth Street in Cookstown during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The court was told that 21-year-old Quinn denied the murder charge when it was read out to him at Dungannon police station.

He was remanded in custody until 16 October.

Police have appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened as many people were leaving locals pubs and niteclubs in the area.

(MB)

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