Lawyers for two men accused of murdering PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll have called on the trial judge to throw out identification evidence given by a witness.

Constable Carroll was shot dead in Craigavon County Armagh in March 2009.

A male witness, known as witness M, said one of the accused was at the scene half an hour before Constable Carroll was shot dead.

But lawyers for the accused, John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville, argued that witness M had lied to the court, has eyesight problems, and only reported what he claims to have seen a year after the shooting.

Lawyers for the prosecution said Witness M knew the accused Brendan McConville and recognised him at the scene and even said “hello” to him.

Lord Justice Girvan indicated he would make a decision on the matter tomorrow.