Northern Ireland

Jason McGovern death: Five due in court charged with affray

Jason McGovern
Image caption Jason McGovern was found dead at a house in County Monaghan

Five people have been charged with affray by police investigating the death of a teenager who was attacked twice in Omagh, County Tyrone.

It is believed Jason McGovern, of Tydavnet, was punched at a pub on John Street on Sunday.

He was hit a short time later at Cunningham Terrace car park and died in the early hours of New Year's Eve.

Two men aged 21, a 19-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy are due in court in Omagh on Saturday.

The two 21-year-olds who have been charged were arrested in the Omagh area earlier on Friday.

To date, detectives investigating Mr McGovern's death have made six arrests.

A 21-year-old who was arrested on Wednesday was released on bail earlier this week.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Mr McGovern died from a serious head injury that was the result of the assaults.

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