Police read out a statement on behalf of Kyle Griffith's family after a 22 year old man was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering the 25-year-old.
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Ian Paul Mcguigan and two men from Liverpool were caught after a police surveillance operation.
The case has now been adjourned until February, due to a delay which the judge blamed on Brexit.
Police described it as a 'particularly vicious crime'.