Northern Ireland

Man charged with affray after Kilkeel murder

Rooney Park murder scene
Image caption The scene of the murder at Rooney Park in Kilkeel

Police investigating the murder of a man in Kilkeel, County Down, have charged a man with affray and assisting an offender.

The 28-year-old is due to appear at court in Newry on Monday.

Ukrainian born, Dmytro Grysunov, 29, was shot dead during a clash between two groups of foreign nationals at Rooney Park in Kilkeel last Saturday.

It is understood a dispute started when a house was attacked. Two men have also been arrested in Dublin.

A man in his 20s was arrested on Wednesday after he made enquiries about applying for a passport at a Garda station in the city.

A second man was arrested in a follow-up search in north Dublin on Friday.

A 32-year-old woman appeared in court in Newry on Friday charged in connection with the murder.

She was charged with assisting an offender, perverting the course of justice and withholding information.

Three men aged 31, 36 and 26 have also been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

It is believed a dispute started when a house was attacked at Haywood Way at 2100 BST on 23 April.

The trouble then moved to Rooney Park, where at least two shots were fired in the street. The attackers fled the scene on foot.

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