Fight for justice goes on

By Julie Magee


By Julie Magee


The heartbroken family of a Coleraine teenager, who was killed after being struck by a train a decade ago, are appealing to those who were with him on that tragic night to “search their consciences.”

Ryan Quinn's parents and grandparents remain convinced that the 14-year-old was chased onto the Coleraine to Portrush line near Dhu Varren after being assaulted during an argument earlier that evening.

A murder investigation was opened in January 2009 but no-one has ever been charged due to a lack of evidence.

After tenderly clearing the snow away from Ryan's final resting place and laying flowers at his grave in Coleraine's Heights area, his parents said were they still determined to seek justice.

On the 10th anniversary of her only son's death, his mother Lisa said they had never given up hope that those responsible will face the consequences.

The 43-year-old, who moved away from Coleraine seven years ago in a bid to rid herself of the agonising memories that have continued to haunt her, said: “I appeal to the people who were with him on the night Ryan died to come forward and tell police what they know and saw.

“Do the right thing and search your consciences. Ryan was only a child; he had his whole life ahead of him and didn't deserve the torture and terrible pain he must have suffered in the moments before he died. Please go to the police with any information you have;  no matter how small it may seem.”

*Read more on this heartbreaking story in this week's Coleraine Chronicle, as Ryan's mother speaks out about the night that changed the family's lives forever.

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