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Two men charged over student Enda Dolan's road death on Malone Road

Published 08/07/2015

Enda Dolan (18), a first year student at Queen’s University, died after he was knocked down on the Malone Road
Enda Dolan (18), a first year student at Queen’s University, died after he was knocked down on the Malone Road

Two men have been charged with death by dangerous driving after student Enda Dolan was killed on the Malone Road in south Belfast last year.

Mr Dolan, described as having lived his young life with great joy, was struck by a van on the Malone Road, south Belfast in October.

The 18-year-old was from Killyclogher in Omagh and had just moved to Belfast to study architecture at Queen's University.

The PSNI said on Wednesday that they have charged two men, aged 20 and 30, with a number of offences, including causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving carelessly when unfit and assisting an offender.

A police statement said: "Both men are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday 4 August. As is normal procedure the charges are reviewed by the PPS."

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Mr Dolan was described as "a great friend" with a fantastic personality by his former school principal.

Last year, Paul Brannigan, principal of Christian Brothers Grammar School in Omagh, said staff and students were devastated at the news of his death.

"The entire school community is deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of our past pupil and good friend, Enda Dolan," Mr Brannigan said.

"He had moved on to university in Belfast to begin new and exciting stage in his life.

"Enda was a great friend to so many of our boys in our school.

"He had an outstanding musical talent which he was always willing to share with everyone both at school, in his local community and in Cappagh parish. Enda lived his life in school with great joy and, through always being a part of every event and occasion, he was able to contribute his many talents in music, in art and sport."

He planned to follow in his father Peter's footsteps by becoming an architect, according to a partner in his dad's firm.

Enda's parents were awakened by police at around 4am to be told the heart-breaking news of their son's death.

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