Newry murder: Police find car linked to stabbing

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Friday, July 27th, 2018
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Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of 33-year-old local man Brian Phelan on the Carrivekeeney Road in Newry yesterday (Thursday, 26 June) have recovered a blue coloured Peugeot 206 that they believe was involved in the murder. 

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said, “We thank the public for their assistance with this matter and continue to appeal that anyone who was in the area of Carrivekeeney Road or the general Newry area or who has any dash-cam or mobile phone footage of the Peugeot car to get in touch with us.



“Anyone with any information that can assist us with our enquiries can contact detectives in Newry on 101 quoting reference 845 26/07/18. 

He added, “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.”

Earlier today, Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan spoke about the incident. “Shortly after 3 pm yesterday afternoon Police received a report that a man had sustained stab wounds following an incident on Carrivekeeney Road. 



“Police and other emergency services attended but the man, unfortunately, died at the scene. 

“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to determine the cause of death.  A 27-year-old man was arrested in the Newry area a short time later and remains in custody at this time,” he added.

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty expressed shock and sadness and said the local community is united in shock and anger. “Young children have lost a daddy, parents have lost a son, his two daughters have lost a father and an entire community has lost a neighbour and friend in the most shocking of circumstances.



“My thoughts, and the thoughts of my colleagues, are with Brian Phelan’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“This is a very quiet and decent community; everyone is shocked at this tragic incident. I know the community will rally round the Phelan community in their hour of need and in the time ahead,” he added.



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