Incident Summary:

01/03/2020: Assailants armed with baseball bats and iron bars beat and killed a civilian along Ashleigh Park road in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Ashleigh Park road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residence of Civilian: Glenn Quinn
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Baseball bats and iron bars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources stated that the attack may have been related to a personal dispute. Some sources also stated the attack could have been carried out by the group as punishment for getting into a "fist fight with one of its senior members"
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) UDA South East Antrim Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Loyalist terrorists issue threat against journalist," Irish Independent, November 26, 2020.
"UDA murder victim killed by thugs in 'punishment' beating that went too far," Belfast Telegraph, January 6, 2020.