The family of murder suspect Kieran McLaughlin have made an appeal for the 58 year-old to turn himself in.
Police issued the appeal of behalf of the family at Strand Road police station this afternoon. Kieran McLaughlin is wanted by police in connection to the shooting dead of Barry McCrory in a flat in Derry City Centre on Thursday morning last. A cross border man hunt for Mr McLaughlin has been ongoing since the killing and there have been “a number of unconfirmed sightings”
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison said: “We’ve been liaising closely with Mr McLaughlin’s family. They wish to see this come to a successful conclusion and that is our wish.”
He added: “They want their father returned safely to them. One person has already lost his life, we don’t want any further incident.”
Chief Inspector Harrison said additional police resources have been deployed in the hunt for the suspect.
“Kieran McLaughlin is a person we would like to speak urgently with in relation to the death. We are not pre-judging Mr McLaughlin but if he’s watching tonight I’d ask that you make contact with police immediately on 028 71 210775. Please contact us on this number to help bring this to a peaceful conclusion.”