Police Renew Appeal For Information On Murder Of Stefan Zait

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of 45-year-old Stefan Zait in Ardglass have renewed their appeal for information one week after he was seriously assaulted.

Stefan was originally from Romania and had been living in Northern Ireland for six years. He was making a living by working on the fishing vessels in the harbour. His family are devastated and they deserve to know what happened to him, police have said.
News Image
Detective Chief Inspector Corrigan said: "Although a 20-year-old male suspect has been charged, we are continuing to appeal for information about the circumstances surrounding Stefan's death. Stefan died on Thursday morning from serious head injuries he sustained during a brutal attack in broad daylight on the morning of Tuesday 22 May.

"From our enquiries, we know that Stefan was attacked outside 1 Lighthouse Cove between 10.30am and 11am on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. I am continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed this attack or anyone who was in the area of Downpatrick Road or Strangford Road on Tuesday morning to get in touch with the investigation team.

"I would appeal to anyone who has captured any footage at the scene, either on devices or on dashcams, to please get in touch.

Anyone with information should contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 377 22/05/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

21 June 2019
Lisburn Bomb Attack Remembered
A memorial service for six soldiers killed by a Provisional IRA bomb in June 1988 in Lisburn has been held in the city, 31 years on from the atrocity. The British Army men had competed in the Lisburn Half Marathon and were returning to Thiepval Barracks when their vehicle was blown up in Market Square on 15 June 1988.
28 April 2006
Fresh appeal launched to find Derry rapist
Police in Londonderry have launched a fresh appeal to find the person responsible for a serious sexual assault on a woman last week. Detectives have revisited the scene of the attack, which happened in the early hours of the morning of April 21, exactly one week ago.
02 June 2005
Police appeal following armed robbery in Magherafelt
Detectives at Magherafelt have appealed for information following a robbery in the town on Wednesday. Two men, one armed with a handgun, held up a member of staff in a transit van in the Diamond area of the town at around 2.20pm as the employee made his way to a bank to deposit cash.
24 October 2005
Police appeal following hammer attack
Police are continuing to appeal for information after an 18-year-old woman was injured in a hammer attack in Co Down on Friday. The victim was in her Inishargie Gardens flat at about 5pm when a man called at her door and attacked her, hitting her several times over the head with a hammer.
05 November 2003
Police appeal as Derry man receives serious head injuries
Police in Londonderry are appealing for information after a man was left with serious head injuries following an attack in the city yesterday morning. Two assailants attacked the man in Sackville Street shortly after 2.30am on Tuesday morning.