Latest in onging loyalist fued – Doagh bar attack: Two men appear in court

Latest in ongoing loyalist fued but the same question’s still remain “How come they wer’nt charged with belong to an illegal organistion???

Two men have been in court charged with attempted murder after a man was attacked at a County Antrim bar.

McConnell's bar in Doagh on Wednesday The attack happened at McConnell’s Bar in Doagh

Darren suffered multiple fractures and cuts to his face when he was attacked by men with baseball bats and hammers in Doagh on Wednesday.

David John Gibson,44, and David Rush,34, spoke only to confirm they understood the charges against them.

Gibson, from Milewater Drive and Rush, from Ballyvesey Green, are jointly accused of trying to murder Mr Moore.

Rush is further accused of possessing a weapon, namely a wooden baton, with intent to commit an indictable offence on the same date.

The judge remanded them into custody until Thursday 23 March.

On Friday, Aaron Cahoon, 27 appeared in court charged with attempted murder

He was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent to commit a crime.

Mr Cahoon, of Fairhill Gardens, Newtownabbey, denies the charges. Refusing bail, the judge remanded Mr Cahoon in custody to appear again by video link on 13 April.

Mr Moore, in his forties and formerly from the Mount Vernon area of Belfast, was drinking in McConnell’s Bar when he was attacked, Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard.

Man critically injured in ongoing UVF feud in Carrickfergus shooting

The scene of the shooting in Carrickfergus.
The scene of the shooting in Carrickfergus. 

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in Carrickfergus.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was reportedly attacked in the Pinewood area of the Co Antrim town on Monday.

He has been taken to hospital for treatment, where his condition has been described as critical.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with further information to get in touch with them via the number 101.

Last updated Mon 13 Mar 2017