24 Mar 2009

Teen charged with killing Northern Ireland policeman

4:11 pm on 24 March 2009

A 17-year-old youth has been charged with the murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland earlier this month.

Republican splinter group, the Continuity IRA, said it shot dead officer Stephen Carroll on 9 March.

Police said the teenager charged with the murder of constable Stephen Carroll is also accused of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He is also charged with belonging to a proscribed organisation - the Continuity IRA - and collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists.