Man charged with murder of B&B owner Inayat Shah in Ballymena has case further adjourned

Stabbed to death: Mr Inayat Shah

A 52-year-old man charged with murdering the owner of a guesthouse in Ballymena has had the case further adjourned.

Michael Lenaghan, whose address was listed on the charge sheet as 64 Galgorm Road in Ballymena – the address of the Traveller’s Rest B&B – is accused of murdering 67-year-old Inayat Shah on March 21 this year.

Police at the Traveller’s Rest in March. Picture: North East News.


The case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court sitting in Antrim on Thursday.

The deceased Mr Shah ran the Traveller’s Rest B&B.

He died following a stabbing incident at Galgorm Road.

Flowers at Galgorm Road in March. Picture: North East News.


The defendant is also charged with threatening to kill a male and maliciously wounding another male with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

The matter has been further adjourned to September.

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