Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Victim of fatal stab attack named

Police are hunting for the killer of Michael McLaughlin

A man stabbed to death in Co Londonderry has been named.

Michael McLaughlin, 24, died at a block of apartments in Castledawson on Sunday night. He was originally from the Toome area.

Another man in his 20s was detained by police nearby afterwards, a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman confirmed.

The attack happened at about 10pm on the Hillhead Road in the village, just off the main Belfast to Derry road.

SDLP Assembly member Patsy McGlone said the killing sent shockwaves through the local community.

"This is a quiet small rural town and people in Castledawson are extremely shocked that this murder has taken place in their midst," he said.

"Nobody has the right to take life and we certainly do not want this kind of brutal violence in our community."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz