15/09/2021

Daniel Carroll Found Guilty Of The Murder Of Brian Phelan

Daniel Martin James Carroll (30)has been found guilty of the murder of Brian Phelan.

Mr Phelan was stabbed multiple times - three times in the neck and twice in the body – in an attack on a remote road near Camlough on the outskirts of Newry in July 2018.
News Image
According to reports, Carroll had claimed in court that him and Mr Phelan had gone to the Carrivekeeney Road, which runs up the side of Camlough mountain, to buy quad bikes, when they were approached by "three men with paramilitary links", who then attacked Phelan. Carroll had claimed to know the men but had refused to name them.

However, the defense in the case dismissed this version of events as "complete nonsense".

The jury, made up of six men and five women, deliberated for 90 minutes before delivering a unanimous guilty verdict.

According to a report by the BBC, the judge alleged told Carroll before he was sent down that he would be "sentenced to life imprisonment".

Sentencing is expected to be held in November.

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

26 November 2021
Storm Arwen: Yellow Warning Issued For High Winds
A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued across Northern Ireland as the first named storm of the season, Storm Arwen, hits the UK. The Met Office has warned of very strong winds, with gusts up to 60mph/100km/h in exposed areas. The weather warning came into effect at 9am this morning and remains in place until 6pm on Saturday.
28 April 2021
Two Men Arrested Over Police Officer Probe Released
Two men arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer have been released. The men were detained on Monday following the incident in Dungiven, L'Derry. They were both released today, 28 April.
01 June 2021
Woman Dies In Dundonald Collision
A woman, aged 27, has died following a mysterious road collision in Dundonald on Tuesday. Police were called to the scene on Comber Road at around 4.30am after a BMW was involved in a crash however the occupants had left the scene in another car.
19 September 2018
Up To 100 Roads Closed As Storm Ali Hits NI
A growing number of roads across Northern Ireland are closed due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Ali.
05 July 2021
Appeal For Information On 'Despicable Attack' In Coleraine
Police have issued an appeal for information following the suspected assault of a man in Coleraine. A man, aged in 20s, is being treated in hospital for a number of stab and slash wounds. According to reports, the man was assaulted by a "number of people" on the Bushmills Road at around 02:30 on Sunday 04 July.