Northern Ireland

Pair charged with Christopher Mackin murder in Belfast

Christopher Mackin
Image caption Christopher Mackin was shot four times in the attack on Thursday night

A 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman have been charged with the murder of Belfast man Christopher Mackin.

Mr Mackin, a 31-year-old, was shot up to four times at College Square North in Belfast last Thursday night.

The man and woman are expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

A 27-year-old man and 24-year-old woman arrested on Sunday over the killing are still being questioned.

On Sunday, police made a fresh appeal for information in relation to a car that may have been involved.

It was a silver Renault Clio, registration number ELZ 7444.

The car was seen in the Divis Street and College Square North areas at about 21:20 GMT on Thursday, the time of the murder.

The car was later found burnt out in Wyndham Street, off the Cliftonville Road in north Belfast.

It is thought the Renault Clio had been in the Belfast area for the last few weeks and sightings have been reported at a car park at Candahar Lodge on the Ormeau Road.

Police previously said they do not believe there was any paramilitary involvement in the murder.

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