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Death threats over McDaid murder

Kevin McDaid
Kevin McDaid was killed near his Coleraine home in May

More than 20 people are under death threats following the murder of Kevin McDaid in Coleraine last May, the High Court has heard.

The Catholic father-of-four was killed near his home by a loyalist mob.

A prosecution lawyer said half of the 20 people are witnesses, while the rest include men who are suspected of involvement in the attack.

A total of 11 people have been charged in connection with the murder of Mr McDaid.

The details emerged as one of the accused, James McAfee, from Lisnablagh Road in Coleraine, applied to be released on bail.

The prosecution lawyer said he had been seen chanting and urging others on, but a defence barrister questioned the strength of the prosecution case.

The judge said he would give his decision on the bail application on Friday.



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