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Danny McColgan murder: Man weeps as he tells of loyalist shooting

By Staff Reporter

A sorting office manager who tried to help a dying colleague after he was shot by loyalists broke down in tears at the young man's inquest yesterday.

Danny McColgan (20) was shot dead as he arrived to begin work at a sorting office in Rathcoole, Newtownabbey, in 2001.

As he wept in the witness box, a statement by John Miskimmon was read to the court in which he told of how he heard the shots being fired.

He found Mr McColgan dying in a pool of blood outside the sorting office.

He tried to help the young victim, but could get no response.

"Danny took a long deep breath," he added.

The inquest continues.

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