Northern Ireland

Man denies Cookstown killing of Conor McCusker

Conor McCusker
Image caption Conor McCusker died in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital

The judge has begun summing up in the case of a man accused of a killing outside a Cookstown nightclub.

Christopher Murphy, 23, from Tullagh Drive in the town, denies charges of manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm.

It follows the death of Conor McCusker, 31, in a fight outside the club two years ago

Mr McCusker's family wept in the gallery in Dungannon Crown Court as his injuries were described.

Mr McCusker was on a night out with his brother Niall, the vice-captain of the Derry GAA team, when he suffered serious head injuries in a fight.

He was taken to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital where he died.