Cops investigate scene of murder of Kevin McDaid, 49

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Kevin McDaid, the community worker who was beaten to death by thugs last weekend, was laid to rest in Coleraine, County Derry on Monday.

The father of four was murdered by a mob of Protestant supporters after their soccer team Glasgow Rangers won the League title.

McDaid and another man Damian Fleming were attacked, and McDaid’s wife also incurred head injuries in the assault.

On Thursday, the PSNI charged six men for the murder, and the same six, plus another man, were charged with the attempted murder of Fleming.
 
Among those present to pay their last respects were Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and SDLP Leader Mark Durkan.
 
At the funeral mass, Father Charles Keaney, the local parish priest, paid tribute to the 49-year-old McDaid.
 
“He worked tirelessly to build bridges in this community, especially with the young. In this area he was known as ‘The Peace Maker,'” Fr. Keaney told mourners.
 
"What happened last Sunday evening really was nothing to do with religion. Indeed, it was nothing to do with football,” added the priest.
 
“It was like something that would happen in the dark ages ... It was primitive, premeditated evil."