Northern Ireland

Stephen Carson killing: Police called to clear court after uproar

Forensic teams have attended the scene of the shooting in Walmer Street Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Forensic teams at the scene of the shooting in Walmer Street last week

Police were called to help clear people from a court in Belfast after uproar among the family of murder victim Stephen Carson.

Mr Carson was shot dead in an attack in the Ormeau Road area last week.

There was shouting when the defendants appeared in court on Tuesday and the court was adjourned for a time.

Michael Smyth, 37, from Ardmonagh Gardens, and David Smyth, 32, Monagh Drive, both west Belfast, are charged with Mr Carson's murder.

The judge was forced to clear Belfast Magistrates Court for a time as police were called in to restore order and move members of the public out.

When the court resumed the two defendants were remanded in custody to appear in court again via video link later this month.

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