19/02/2020

Appeal Marks One Year Since David Murphy's Murder

Police have renewed their appeal for information on the first anniversary of the "callous" murder of David Murphy in Co Antrim.

The 52 year-old was shot dead at his home on the Church Road, Glenwherry in the days leading up to Tuesday 19 February 2019.

His friend discovered the body.

It's believed the victim was targeted sometime between the evening of Sunday, 17 February and 1pm on Tuesday 19, when he was found.

Police are keen to trace Mr Murphy's movements in the days immediately prior to his murder.

Anyone who saw him between the dates mention is urged to contact detectives.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said: "I want to know who he was with and what he was doing.
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"I also want to know - were you in the area of Church Road between these dates? Did you see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious? Did you see any vehicles or people in the vicinity of David's house at 55 Church Road? Do you have any CCTV footage of the area in and around Church Road?

"No matter how insignificant you think your information may be it could be crucial in helping police bring the perpetrators before the courts."

DCI McCartney concluded: "Whoever carried out this callous murder showed total indifference to the fact that Mr Murphy's body could have been discovered by his parents. They did not care about the devastation and anguish they caused his family who will have to live with this nightmare for the rest of their lives."

Members of the public who believe they hold information that may help the bereaved family get justice are urged to come forward.

Detectives are available on non-emergency line 101 quoting reference 544 of 19/02/19. Information can also be provided anonymously by dialling the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.



(JG/MH)

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