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Two people in court over killing of Co Down teenager

Two people appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with the murder of Co Down teenager Paul Owens.

The 18-year-old, who was originally from Ardglass, was attacked near the main entrance of Slieve Donard car park in Newcastle in the early hours of Saturday.

It is believed he was stabbed several times before he managed to flee to nearby Bryansford Road.

He died later in hospital.

David Kennaway (26), from Kenard Villas, Newry, and Lyndsey Cahoon (20), of Central Promenade, Newcastle, both appeared at Downpatrick Magistrates court in relation to the killing.

Mr Kennaway was charged with murder, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

Ms Cahoon was charged with providing a false description of an alleged offender and asking the co-accused to give false information to the police.

David Kennaway was remanded in custody.

During a bail application for Ms Cahoon, a detective told the court there was evidence that she had already attempted to destroy the murder weapon. He said knives had been seized, but there was as yet no scientific link connecting them to the victim.

The district judge refused bail as the murder weapon had still not been found.

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