Funeral to be held for Toomebridge murder victim James McDonagh

James McDonagh, 28, died after he was assaulted outside a bar and nightclub complex on the Hillhead Road on Sunday morning.
James McDonagh, 28, died after he was assaulted outside a bar and nightclub complex on the Hillhead Road on Sunday morning.
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The funeral for Toomebridge murder victim James McDonagh, will be held on Sunday in Coalisland.

Mr McDonagh, will be laid to rest after the funeral service in the Church of the Holy Family.

The 24-year-old died last weekend after he was assaulted outside the Elk Nightclub.

He passed away in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast from his injuries.

On Thursday, Finbar McCoy, 28 whose address was given to the court as Loughbeg Road, Toomebridge, appeared in court charged with the murder of Mr McDonagh on January 11.

An investigating police officer from Serious Crime Branch confirmed to the court that the defendant had admitted his role in the assault but denied murder.

During the court hearing a police investigator explained said that tensions are very high in the Toomebridge area as a result of the recent tragedy.