Belfast Telegraph

Murder charge over fatal stabbing of father-of-two

A 27-year-old man will appear in court on Saturday.

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a father-of-two in Co Down.

Brian Phelan, who was in his early 30s and from Bessbrook, died after a stabbing in the Carrivekeeney Road area, near Newry, on Thursday.

A 27-year-old man is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday in connection with the death, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

Earlier, police said they had found a car they believe was used in the alleged murder after appealing for the public’s help in tracking it down.

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