PC Stephen Carroll pictured with his wife Kate
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Widow 'disgusted' at sentence

Two dissident republicans have been jailed for the murder of the police officer Stephen Carroll in County Armagh. Constable Carroll's widow likened the sentences to a rap over the knuckles, as Mark Simpson reports.

Two dissident republicans have been jailed for the murder of the police officer Stephen Carroll in County Armagh.

Brendan McConville was ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years and John Paul Wootton 14 years.

Constable Carroll's widow said she was disgusted by the sentences and likened them to a rap over the knuckles.

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 21 May
  • From the section UK