20/01/2020

Wayne Boylan: £10k Reward Offered Amid Murder Probe

A £10,000 reward for information has been offered on the first anniversary of the brutal murder of Wayne Boylan in Co Down.

The 37 year-old was gunned down while enjoying an evening with friends in Warrenpoint on 18 January 2019.

Two masked killers burst into a house in the Lower Dromore Road area, where the father of one was spending the night, and shot him dead.

A woman aged 21 was struck in the face and neck by pellets from the blast.

One year on from the "callous" shooting, detectives have renewed their appeal for information as Crimestoppers offers £10k to anyone who gives details that lead to the successful prosecution of Mr Boylan's killers.

Police are particularly interested in the movements of a dark coloured vehicle they believe was used in the murder.

Members of the public are urged to consider whether they observed this car in the Lower Dromore Road or the dual carriageway area between Newry and Warrenpoint at around 7.30pm on Friday 18 January 2018.

It's known that the vehicle headed towards Duke Street in Warrenpoint after the shooting. Police are keen to establish who was inside and where they went afterwards and have released CCTV footage of the car in the video below:
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Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: "Everyone is now back to work after the Christmas festivities, having spent precious time with family and friends. On Christmas day Wayne's young son didn't have that luxury. His father wasn't there to share the day with him or see him opening his presents. No-one, especially children, should have to live with the legacy of having a loved one gunned down in cold blood.

"Wayne's young son and family continue to live with the pain of his murder and the young woman who was injured on that fateful evening will endure the horror of what she witnessed for the rest of her life.

"We want to give them answers and justice, and they deserve to see Wayne's killers behind bars."

To be eligible for the reward of up to £10,000, information must not be passed to police but given to the charity Crimestoppers via Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, Susan Brew added: "You may well know who was responsible and want to do the right thing but feel unable to speak directly to the authorities. Our charity is here for you. All you need to do is make a simple anonymous phone call to our Contact Centre on 0800 555 111 or use our anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org. You pass on what you know and we'll do the rest whilst guaranteeing you stay 100% anonymous. Always."



(JG/CM)

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