Northern Ireland

Funeral for Castledawson stabbing victim

Castledawson apartment
Image caption Mr McLaughlin was stabbed to death at an apartment on Sunday night

The funeral of a man stabbed to death in Castledawson on Sunday night has taken place in Toome.

The coffin of Michael McLaughlin, 24, was draped in a Manchester United flag as it entered St Oliver Plunkett Church.

He was killed during a house party at an apartment block on the Hillhead Road.

Leon Paul Johnston, 24, of Ballydugennan Villas in Toome, has been charged with murder.

Mr McLaughlin will be buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Moneyglass.