Renewed appeal on second anniversary of Kieran Doherty’s murder

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DOHERTY MURDER-'Derry no 21-28/2/10-TREVOR MCBRIDE copy PICTURE�'31 year old Kieran Doherty who was murdered at Braehead Road in Derry-he will be buried on Monday-see story'family release picture
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Police investigating the murder of 31-year-old Kieran Doherty in Derry have issued a renewed appeal for information on the second anniversary of his death.

Kieran was found dead on the Braehead Road on the evening of 24 February 2010. He had been shot in an attack which has been claimed by the Real IRA.

The detective leading the investigation said police still needed assistance and information from the community to make progress.

Police have carried out a number of searches and made three arrests but so far no one has been charged with Kieran’s murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, of the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch, said: “Two years after this horrific murder, detectives are still working on the case. Progress would be quicker and more substantial if those individuals who know what happened to Kieran, and who killed him, would talk to us.”

Kieran had been in the family home at Coshowen until about 8pm on the Wednesday evening of 24 February when he went out. The next sighting of Kieran was when a passer-by found his body on the Braehead Road around 10.40 pm.

DCI Harrison said: “We want to speak to anyone who was on that road anytime from 8pm that evening and saw anything suspicious or who knows of Kieran’s movements after he left his home.

“There has been speculation about Kieran’s death but police need evidence to bring charges and get justice for Kieran and his family. Information from the community, not speculation, will help police to build an evidential case.”

Anyone with information on what happened to Kieran Doherty is asked to contact detectives at Maydown 0845 600 8000. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.