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Abuse 'forces widow out of town'

Kevin McDaid
Kevin McDaid was beaten by a mob outside his home

The widow of murdered community worker Kevin McDaid has had to move from Coleraine because of verbal abuse, the High Court has been told.

Mr McDaid's sons and another man were applying for bail at the court.

They are charged with attacking a man accused of the attempted murder of Mr McDaid's friend, Damien Fleming.

Twins Ryan and Marc McDaid, 22, were refused bail, along with Peter Anthony Neill, 23. The judge said there was a risk of all three re-offending.

The twins' father died after he was attacked by loyalists near his Somerset Drive home in May.

Peter Neill and Ryan McDaid are charged with causing assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Aaron Beech at a filling station in Coleraine last Tuesday.

They are also charged with making threats to kill. Marc McDaid is charged with aiding and abetting actual bodily harm. All three are also charged with affray.

The victim of the alleged attack, 23-year-old Mr Beech, is currently on bail charged with attempting to murder Damien Fleming, who was critically injured on the night Kevin McDaid was killed.

A defence lawyer told the court that Evelyn McDaid - Kevin McDaid's widow - has moved from Coleraine to another town after suffering verbal abuse.

The judge said it was clear there had been "considerable tension" in Coleraine after Mr McDaid was killed.

Eleven people have been charged in connection with the murder.



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