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Trial over manslaughter of Catholic man Kevin McDaid adjourned

By Chris Kilpatrick

The trial of 14 men over the manslaughter of a Catholic has been adjourned due to a legal argument.

Father-of-four Kevin McDaid (49) died after the 2009 attack in Coleraine.

The trial was due to get under way in Belfast yesterday. However, it was put back when the prosecution said it needed 48 hours to consider disclosure material which had just come to light.

In court are: Aaron Beech (28), John Street, Ballymena; David Craig Cochrane (23) and David James John Cochrane (52), both Windyhall Park; Frank Daly (53), Oakland Walk; Rodney Gardner (45), Knocklynn Grange; Philip Kane (39), Danes Hill Road, all Coleraine; James McAfee (32), Cloneen Drive, Ballymoney; Christopher McDowell (37), Castle Walk Mews, Castlerock; Ivan McDowell (47), Taggart Mews, Ballymoney; John McGrath (54), Knock Road, Ballymoney; Paul Newman (49), Nursery Avenue, Ballymoney, and John Thompson (34), Knocknougher Road, Macosquin. John Freeman (24), Sunderland Road, Belfast, and Johnathon Stirling (25), Windyhall Park, Coleraine, are charged with threats to kill.

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