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Brian Shivers leaves Antrim Crown Court, where he denies charges of murder and attempted murder following the murders of Sappers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey. His co-accused is Colin Duffy.
Brian Shivers leaves Antrim Crown Court, where he denies charges of murder and attempted murder following the murders of Sappers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey. His co-accused is Colin Duffy.
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Massereene trial shown CCTV footage of attack

The trial of two men accused of murder and attempted murder at the Massereene army base in Antrim in March 2009 began yesterday.
Nov 8th 2011, 8:25 AM 610 1

CCTV FOOTAGE HAS been shown during the trial of two men accused of murdering two British soldiers at an Antrim army base in 2009.

Mark Quinsey (23) and Patrick Azmikar (21)were shot dead in March 2009 as they collected a pizza delivery at the gates of Massereene army barracks.

They were due to be deployed to Afghanistan the following day.

Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers both face charges of murder and several charges of attempted murder.

A number of people were wounded during the attack, including a pizza delivery man.

The BBC reports that the CCTV showed two gunmen dressed in black and wearing balaclavas opening fire on the soldiers as the pizzas were being delivered.

The gunmen shot the soldiers when they were on the ground to ensure they were dead.

In total, 65 rounds were shot by the gunmen.

Items found in a car abandoned seven miles from the scene were linked by DNA tests to the two suspects – a latex glove tip was linked to Duffy, while Shivers’ DNA was found on a matchstick and a mobile phone.

The Guardian reports that a recording from a mobile phone found in the car was played in court, and contained the statement “There were a few dead alright”.

Read: Trial of Massereene accused to begin in Antrim today>

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