Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 12 July 2014

Youth aged 17 charged with killing policeman

Murdered PSNI officer Stephen Carroll

A teenager will appear in court today charged with the murder of a PSNI officer two weeks ago.

The 17-year-old was arrested the day after Constable Stephen Carroll was shot dead by dissident republicans on Monday, March 9.

The youth will appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning charged with a number of offences in addition to the murder, including possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and belonging to a proscribed organisation, namely the Continuity IRA.

He will also face a charge of collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists.

The teenager was one of seven people being held by police in connection with the murder of Constable Carroll, who was shot and killed after attending a call in the Craigavon area a fortnight ago. He was attacked just two days after two young soldiers were shot dead outside Massereene barracks in Antrim.

Two of those being held in connection with Constable Carroll’s death were yesterday released without charge. Four others remain in custody.

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