28/06/2021

Fresh Appeal For Information On Murder Of Warren Crossan

Police investigating the murder of Warren Crossan have issued a fresh appeal for information and released further CCTV footage of the suspected gunmen on the 1st anniversary of the murder.

The young father of 2 was shot dead in broad daylight in St Katharines Road, on June 27th 2020, when two gunmen chased him and fired a number of shots in the busy residential area.

Issuing the appeal, Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Shaw said: "One year on from this brutal murder my investigation continues to progress and I am releasing further CCTV footage of the two men I believe murdered 28 year old Mr Crossan.

"The first piece of CCTV footage is of the two suspects crossing the junction of the Falls Road that joins the Whiterock Road and St James's Road at 8.37am on the day of the murder. I believe that the man on the purple coloured mountain bike arrived from the direction of Turf Lodge and turned onto the Whiterock Road just before 8am. I believe they both then leave together from the Whiterock estate approximately 40 minutes later.
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"They then travel along St James Road where a minute or so later they turn left into St James Crescent. The gunmen then lie in wait for several hours until Warren arrives at his mother's house in Rodney Parade at approximately 12.20pm. Approximately 30 minutes later the gunmen can be seen appearing on foot from an alley way between St James Road and Rodney Drive.  They chase Warren into St Katharines Road where he is shot multiple times and left to die in the street.

"The gunmen then make good their escape back along St Katharines Road into the same alleyway.

"Warren's family deserve to have answers and these dangerous men need to be removed from our streets. This callous murder was carried out by individuals who have no regard for life. It was carried out in a built up residential area on a Saturday afternoon when and it is extremely fortunate that no-one else was injured as a result of this shooting. Any one of those bullets could have gone astray and killed a child, at least one of them struck a vehicle owned by a resident.

"I am continuing to appeal to anyone who has information, no matter how small, to contact us. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw these two men in the local area of St James Road, St James Crescent, Rodney Parade and St Katharines Road.

"Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with our investigation, is asked to call us on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/."

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