Man charged with murder of Chloe Mitchell, 21, as second accused of attempting to impede justice | The Sun

Man charged with murder of Chloe Mitchell, 21, as second accused of attempting to impede justice | The Sun

June 12, 2023

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a 21-year-old woman.

Brandon John Rainey, 26, of James Street in Ballymena, is accused of the murder of Chloe Mitchell.

He was remanded in custody until July 6.

Chloe was last seen on CCTV in the early hours of Saturday June 3 in Ballymena town centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Detectives investigating her disappearance launched a murder inquiry on Sunday after suspected human remains were found in Ballymena.

Forensic officers attended a flat in the James Street area of Ballymena on Sunday evening.

The property was cordoned off by police last week.

The discovery of remains came after extensive searches across Ballymena.

Ryan Johnston Gordon, 34, from Nursery Close, Ballymena, also appeared in court charged with attempting to impede justice by concealing evidence around the alleged murder of Chloe Mitchell between June 2 and June 5.

Gordon was remanded into custody following the brief mention at Ballymena Magistrates' Court.

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The court heard a bail application will be made next week on Tuesday June 20.

A PSNI spokesman said earlier today: "Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team, investigating the murder and disappearance of 21-year-old Chloe Mitchell from Ballymena have charged two men to court.

"A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder.

"Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man has been charged with assisting offenders.

"Both men are due at Ballymena Magistrates' Court on Monday morning, 12th June.

"As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service."

On Saturday, officers made a renewed appeal for information about Chloe's disappearance.

PSNI Mid and East Antrim District Commander, Superintendent Gillian Kearney, said: “It is completely out of character for her to not be in contact with her family, who are being supported by specialist officers during this worrying time.

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“I am appealing to anyone who was travelling through the James Street area in Ballymena from 10pm on Friday June 2 and 5.40pm on Thursday June 8 to think if they saw Chloe or anything unusual.

“I would also appeal for anyone with dashcam footage during this period to bring it to police.”

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