21/11/2006

Police reissue appeal over Keady murders

Police in County Armagh have reissued their appeal for information in connection with the murders of two people on November 6.

Thomas O'Hare, 33, and Lisa McClatchey, 21, both died after being beaten, doused in petrol and set on fire by a gang at their home in Tassagh, in Keady.

The couple were buried yesterday during separate services in Clady and Portadown.

The PSNI revisited the scene of the incident yesterday evening and a number of checkpoints, as well as a mobile police station, were set up in the area in an attempt to encourage anyone with any information in connection with the murders, to come forward.

Detectives are also trying to trace a number of cars which were spotted in the area between 8.15pm and 9.45pm on the evening of the murders.

In particular, they want to hear from the drivers of, or anyone who may have noticed a Vauxhall Vectra, a Rover 200, or a 3 series BMW, which were spotted in the areas of the Foley Road, Coolmillish Road, Ballymacnab and the Friary Road.

Last week, a 43-year-old man appeared in court charged in connection with the incident, and a man and a woman who were also arrested have both been released on police bail.

Detectives are currently waiting to question four men who were admitted to a Dublin hospital suffering from serious burns just hours after the Keady incident took place.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 0845 600 8000 or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF)

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