20/06/2022

Elderly Woman Murdered In Cookstown

The PSNI have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a woman in her 70s at a house in Ratheen Avenue in Cookstown earlier on Sunday 19 June.
News Image
Making the appeal, Detective Inspector Claire McGarvey said: "Police were called to the property shortly before 11am where the body of the 77 year old woman was discovered inside. A 45-year-old male located at the property has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

"I am appealing for anyone who believes they may have information which could assist Police with their investigation to contact detectives from the Major Investigation Team at Cookstown Police Station on 101 quoting reference 630 19/06/22.

"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.

16 August 2022
Woman Arrested In Terrorism Investigation
Detectives from the Terrorism Investigation Unit have arrested a 42-year-old woman in West Belfast as part of an investigation into activities linked to a dissident republican terrorist group. The woman was arrested under the Terrorism Act early this morning and is being held at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.
08 August 2022
Murder Investigation Launched Into Disappearance Of Damien Heagney
The PSNI's Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation into the disappearance of 47-year-old Damien Heagney from Cookstown. Mr Heagney was reported missing on Tuesday 19 July and police have said that they are "keeping an open mind" they now believe that he has been murdered.
12 August 2022
Appeal For Information On Theft And Assault In L'Derry
The PSNI in L'Derry have issued an appeal for information and witnesses following a report of theft and assault at a shop in the Church Meadow area on the evening of Thursday, 11th August.
26 July 2022
Fresh Appeal For Potential Victims Of Mother And Baby Institutions
The PSNI have issued a fresh appeal for potential victims living abroad to come forward to assist in an ongoing investigation into allegations of criminality involving Mother and Baby Institutions, Work Houses and Magdalene Laundries.
25 July 2022
Renewed Appeal For Information On Disappearance Of Dean Patton
The PSNI have issued a fresh appeal for information on the whereabouts of missing person Dean Patton on the tenth anniversary of his disappearance. Dean was last reported as being seen on the evening of Wednesday 25 July 2012, close to the Eglinton Hotel in Portrush. He was 24-years-old when he went missing.