Two men charged over student road death in Liverpool

Andrew Brendan O'Neill
Image caption Andrew O'Neill was a second year student at John Moores University

Two men have been charged over the death of a student who died when he was hit by a car in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Andrew Brendan O'Neill, 20, from County Tyrone, died of multiple injuries after the incident in Dale Street.

The Audi Q5 had been stolen from South Liverpool earlier in the week.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated vehicle theft and a man, 20, has been charged with allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle.

The two men are due before Liverpool Magistrates on Monday while a 21-year-old man remains in police custody.

The dead man, who was from Clonoe just outside Coalisland, was a second year student at Liverpool John Moores University.

He was hit near the flyover exit of Dale Street, close to Churchill Way, when the car was driving the wrong way down the road.

Appealing for witnesses Det Insp Julie Milburn said: "Andrew had a bright future and was much loved by his fellow students in Liverpool."

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