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First stage of inquest into death of murdered holiday maker

Kathleen Brankin had been stabbed at a glamping site in Limavady.

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The first stage of an inquest into the death of a holiday maker in Limavady has taken place at Belfast Coroner’s Court.

Kathleen Brankin, known as Katy, was found dead at a glamping site on July 12.

The 37-year-old, from Newtownabbey, had been stabbed and was found on decking at the site in Swann’s Bridge, where she had been staying with her partner Thomas Davidson.

Police launched a murder inquiry.

Davidson was charged with Ms Brankin’s murder.

However the 53-year-old died in custody at Maghaberry Prison in August.

Coroner Joe McCrisken heard on Wednesday that police are preparing a file for the inquest.

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While no date was given for the full inquest hearing, Mr McCrisken said it was likely to take place in early 2022.


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