Nine jailed over 2009 sectarian attack

Tuesday 01 July 2014 17.03
Kevin McDaid died in May 2009 after he was attacked
Kevin McDaid died in May 2009 after he was attacked

Nine men have been jailed on charges arising from the death of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid.

The 49-year-old father-of-four died in May 2009 after being assaulted in what the judge described as "an ugly sectarian attack fuelled by alcohol".

The attack occurred when around 40 loyalists arrived at a housing estate in Coleraine in Co Derry to remove Tricolour and Celtic flags in the area.

Trouble flared after a Rangers football club secured the Scottish league on the last day of the season.

The nine men were sentenced to between six months and eight-and-a half years in prison.