Wednesday 29 March 2017

Man charged in relation to four-year-old murder

Tom Shiel

GARDAI investigating the murder of a young man almost four years ago have arrested and charged a man in connection with the incident.

Michael Sweeney, of Bog Road, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, has been charged with withholding information in relation to the murder of Tom Ward in Cranmore Drive in Sligo, on August 13, 2007.

He appeared before Judge Mary Devins at Swinford District Court on Friday.

Tom Ward (23) died after being attacked outside his parents' home.

No one was ever charged in connection with the crime.

At Swinford Court, Superintendent Ronan Galligan said the State's application was for a remand in custody with consent to bail on certain conditions. Mr Sweeney is due to be served with a book of evidence on June 16.

Irish Independent

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