14 May 2006

Youth charged with boy's murder


Michael McIlveen died after being attacked in Ballymena

A 15-year-old boy is due in court on Monday charged with the murder of Ballymena teenager, Michael McIlveen.

A 16-year-old boy is also expected to appear at the same hearing in Coleraine Magistrates Court charged with affray.

Five teenagers are already in custody charged with the murder of the 15-year-old schoolboy in Ballymena last Sunday.

In a bid to glean more information, police on Saturday went back to the car park where Michael was attacked.


Michael died last Monday, a day after being attacked by a gang at Garfield Place, Ballymena.

The police said a number of witnesses have still to come forward.

A 15-year-old is among the five Ballymena teenagers already remanded in custody charged with his murder.

A book of condolence for the McIlveen family has been opened by Ballymena Council.

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