Woman charged with perverting course of justice following Toomebridge ‘murder’

James McDonagh, 28, from Castledawson died after he was assaulted outside a bar and nightclub complex on the Hillhead Road, Toome
James McDonagh, 28, from Castledawson died after he was assaulted outside a bar and nightclub complex on the Hillhead Road, Toome
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A 33-year-old woman arrested following the death of James McDonagh after an alleged attack in Toomebridge last month has been charged with perverting the course of justice and withholding information.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have charged her with a number of offences as part of the overall investigation in the 24-year-old’s ‘murder’.

The funeral of James McDonagh, in Coalisland today

The funeral of James McDonagh, in Coalisland today

A 24-year-old man has also been charged with Mr McDonagh’s murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “The woman was arrested and questioned last month and returned to answer her bail today.

“As a result of our enquiries and following consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, she has been charged to appear at Magherafelt Magistrates Court on 17 February.”

Mr McDonagh died at the Royal Victoria Hospital after an incident outside the Elk on the Hillhead Road, Toomebridge on 10 January.

The young father was laid to rest in Coalisland after a funeral service in the Church of the Holy Family on January 17.