Two women charged following Ballymoney murder

Police investigating the murder of Steven Peck in Ballymoney have charged two women in connection with his death.

The 33-year-old died following a serious assault in the Co Antrim town on 3 January.

The women, aged 46 and 29, were arrested in the Dervock and Ballymoney areas on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old has been charged with assisting an offender, and the 29-year-old with perverting the course of justice.

Detective Inspector Miller said: “Police received a report at 7.40pm on Sunday 3 January of an injured man who was found on the ground on a pathway close to football pitches at the back of the leisure centre on Garryduff Road in the town.

“Steven, who was badly beaten, sustained a head injury sadly passed away on Saturday 9 January, in the Royal Victoria Hospital."

The detective inspector continued: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious on Garryduff Road or within the pathway of the Garryduff Road area adjacent to the leisure centre sometime between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday 3 January, to contact detectives on 101."

Both women will appear before Limavady Magistrates' Court, sitting at Ballymena, on Wednesday.

Three men aged 54, 28 and 24, have previously been charged with attempted murder.