originally by: BBC News
published: 7 February 2013
A murder charge against a second man accused of killing a businessman in 1996 has been withdrawn. Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday the case against Paul Allen would not proceed.
Mr Allen, 39, of Drumhoy Drive, Carrickfergus, had been charged with killing Simon Tang, 28.
Mr Tang was beaten and robbed outside his takeaway business in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. All charges in relation to his murder have now been withdrawn.
His watch and the night’s takings were stolen during the attack. The father of two was taken to hospital but died from his injuries. No-one has been convicted of his killing.