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Peter Mccormack Murder: Detectives Appeal For Information | Newry City News

Detectives from the Legacy Investigation Branch, investigating the murder of Peter McCormack in the Thierafurth Inn in Kilcoo on 19 November 1992, are appealing for information on the 31st Anniversary of his murder.


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Mr McCormack, a 42-year-old former schoolteacher from Drumena Road in Kilcoo, was shot dead when two gunmen burst into the public house and opened fire on customers inside at around 9 pm. 

Three other customers, including a 69-year-old man who was registered blind, were also injured in the attack.

The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Byrne from the Legacy Investigation Branch, says, “Mr McCormack was enjoying a drink in his local pub when he was murdered. 

“The bar was full of customers about to take part in a charity darts match. 


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“Peter was an innocent victim of a sickening sectarian attack.

“Police believe that the gunmen made their escape in a Grey Ford Orion car that was found abandoned a few miles away from the bar in Tollymore Forest Park. 

“It had been stolen from an address in East Belfast earlier in the day.

“More than 30 years have now passed since Peter’s murder, and I am appealing for anyone who has any knowledge of what happened that evening, who has not spoken to police previously, or who has any new information, to do so now. 

“It is not too late; if anyone now feels they are able to talk to us, we are ready to listen.

Detective Chief Inspector Byrne continues, “A number of people were involved in Peter’s murder.

“They know who they are, and they are going to have to live with that for the rest of their lives. 

“I would appeal directly to them to do the right thing and make a difference to Peter’s family by making themselves known to police.”

Anyone with information can contact detectives in the Legacy Investigation Branch on 101 or

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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