Three Charged With Murder Of Carlow Teenager In Australia

Yolanda Curtis
May 27, 2020

Mr English's mother, Siobhan, and father, Vincent, were yesterday devastated by the loss of their son, who attended Brisbane's Anglican Church Grammar School.

Soper-Lagas has also been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of deprivation of liberty, with the victims being Mr English and another man.

Mr English's body was found about 3.15am by a passer-by at the foot of the View Avenue building at Surfers Paradise.

Three men - aged 18, 20, and 22 - have been charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted robbery in relation to the incident.

The men were allegedly staying in a unit located above English's apartment and police claim that the men were trying to rob English and his friend of a phone and some clothes when he tried to escape via the apartment's balcony. His case will be mentioned again today. We have a young man who was on the Gold Coast with his friends, one thing led to another, and he is now dead.

The Irish Examiner reports that Cian, his parents and his older brother Dylan, moved from Carlow to Brisbane eight years ago.

Cian's grandfather, John, and grandmother, Theresa, were well known in Carlow GAA circles, with John, a native of Rathnure, Co Wexford, having worked with Carlow County Council for many years.

Mr English's family issued a statement on Sunday asking for privacy.

Mr English's mother Siobhan works at Brisbane Children's Hospital, while Dylan also works at Megaport.

"The club's executive committee on behalf of its members and supporters extend condolences to the English and Webster families on the tragic death of Cian", O'Hanrahan's Gaelic Football Club said.

Carlow Town Hurling Club said: "Committee, members and supporters of Carlow Town Hurling and Camogie Club would like to extend its honest and heartfelt sympathy to the English and Webster families on the tragic passing of their beloved Cian".

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