Northern Ireland

Two charged over murder of Simon Tang

Simon Tang
Image caption Simon Tang was beaten and robbed in Carrickfergus in 1996

Two men have been charged with murdering Carrickfergus businessman Simon Tang in June 1996.

The men, aged 36 and 38, are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Mr Tang, 28, who was married with two sons, was beaten and robbed as he left his takeaway business in the town.

The attackers stole his watch and less than £400 in cash. Mr Tang, an Oxford University graduate, was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

The case featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme in March.

Since then three people - two women and a man - have been charged with perverting the course of justice.

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