Search

Murder victim’s mum due in court for drugs offence

PUBLISHED: 06:30 15 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:01 15 May 2020

Connor Barrett, 20, who died after being stabbed at a birthday party in Hemsby, Norfolk. Picture  Norfolk Constabulary .

Connor Barrett, 20, who died after being stabbed at a birthday party in Hemsby, Norfolk. Picture Norfolk Constabulary .

A woman whose 20-year-old son was stabbed to death at a 21st birthday party is due to be sentenced after she admitted her involvement in drug dealing.

Police at the scene of the murder in Hemsby. PIC: NIck Butcher.Police at the scene of the murder in Hemsby. PIC: NIck Butcher.

Niomi O’Donovan, 49, whose son Connor Barrett died after he was attacked in Hemsby six years ago, was arrested following a police raid.

The raid on a home in Ordnance Road, Great Yarmouth, by the neighbourhood policing team was part of Operation Gravity, which aims to crackdown on crime linked to drug dealing and use.

O’Donovan, of Compass Tower, Norwich, is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court later today to be sentenced after she previously admitted possession with intent to supply class A drugs on June 21 2019.

Her son, Connor, died as a result of a fatal stab wound following a joint attack by two youths on May 10, 2014.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Norfolk News. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the North Norfolk News