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PPS refers 'unduly lenient' sentence for Enda Dolan killer to Court of Appeal

Enda Dolan was knocked down in 2014

THE Public Prosecution Service is to refer the sentence of the man responsible for the death of Tyrone student Enda Dolan to the Court of Appeal "on the grounds that it is unduly lenient".

David Lee Stewart was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for killing the 18-year-old after hitting him with his car as he drove along the Malone Road, Belfast.

Stewart had consumed at least six pints and four Jagerbombs when he mowed down the young Killyclogher man as he walked to his student accommodation at Queen's University in October 2014.

The 31-year-old and his passenger, William Ross Casement, only stopped after carrying the teenager on the van for 800 yards but then drove away, before crashing again.

A statement from the PPS said Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory had "exercised his powers under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (as amended by section 41 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002".

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