Downpatrick stabbing: Man before Newtownards Court charged with murder of Aidan Mann

Downpatrick stabbing: Man before Newtownards Court charged with murder of Aidan Mann

A 36-year-old man appeared at Newtownards Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with the murder of Aidan Mann who was stabbed to death in Downpatrick on Monday.

The 28-year-old tattoo artist was treated by paramedics on Church Street on Monday morning but died at the scene.

Mr Mann was originally from Bangor but had recently moved to Downpatrick.

The accused, Barry Donnelly of Church Street in Downpatrick, is also charged with possessing 'two large kitchen knives' as offensive weapons at Church Street.

He appeared at court via video link from Belfast and during a short hearing confirmed he understood the charges.

A police officer said she believed she could connect him to the charges.

Defence solicitor Roise Fitzpatrick said no application was being made for bail.

She said the defendant had "made admissions in interview and he has expressed remorse for his actions".

No further details relating to the charges were given to the court.

District Judge Mark Hamill remanded the defendant in custody and adjourned the case to Downpatrick Magistrates Court on January 27.

  • Main picture: Deceased: Aidan Mann.