Belfast Telegraph

Killer sparks outrage with return to Arranmore Island in Co Donegal

By Greg Harkin

A killer who stabbed a teenage boy to death with a pint glass has been warned by police about his own safety after he returned to the island where the attack took place.

The community of Arranmore Island off the west coast of Co Donegal has been ripped apart after Stephen Boyle returned there when he completed his prison sentence.

A painted slogan about Stephen Boyle was daubed near the harbour at the weekend before being removed.

The 46-year-old was given six years for manslaughter in April 2012 after a Dublin jury cleared him of murder.

Victim Paul Boyle (19) died in hospital eight hours after being stabbed in the neck with a pint glass at Early's Bar on October 3, 2009.

The killer and victim were not related.

Friends of Stephen Boyle said he had "no plans" to stay permanently on the island, and would be "leaving for London soon" as "Gardai have warned him that he is causing some upset locally".

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