Gilchrist killer jailed for driving offences

Darly Quigley. Photo: Trevor McBride.
Darly Quigley. Photo: Trevor McBride.

A 28-year-old man convicted of the manslaughter of Londonderry musician, Jim Gilchrist in 2008, has been jailed for eight months.

Daryl Quigley, whose address was given on court papers as Laurel Avenue, Coleraine, was sentenced at Limavady Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, December 30.

On October 28, 2015, Quigley was spotted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) driving on Greystone Road in Limavady.

After he was stopped by police on Edenmore Road, it transpired Quigley’s provisional driving licence had expired and he had no policy of insurance.

While police dealt with Quigley, he shouted ‘Black b*******’ a number of times.

Quigley was also sentenced for the theft of razors from Tesco on June 30th to the value of £20 and the theft of an optical cable from Tesco to the value of £10 on July 6 this year.

Quigley was also sentenced for a charge of disorderly behaviour on May 18 of this year in the vicinity of Irish Green Street in Limavady.

On that date, Limavady Magistrates’ Court heard, Quigley shouted at police “suck my b****’ and ‘black b******’.

Defence Counsel, Nicki Rountree, said at the time of the October 28th offences, Quigley was involved with Social Services and had bought a car to facilitate visits to his son. Ms. Rountree said Quigley struggled to manage his behaviour when faced with stressful situations.

District Judge Liam McNally also disqualified Quigley from driving for 18 months and fined him £100.