DETECTIVES FROM THE PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch who are assisting Gardaí with the investigation into the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe two weeks ago have made an appeal today about the movements of a car believed to have been used by his killers.
The 41-year-old garda was shot by a gang during a robbery at Lordship Credit Unit, Dundalk. Police believe the gang travelled in a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat car from Dundalk across the border to Fews Forest outside Newtownhamilton in Co Armagh, where it was abandoned and set on fire.
The car is still the subject of rigorous and extensive forensic examination in Northern Ireland.
PSNI officers mounted checkpoints at various locations near Newtownhamilton last night, in particular:
- Chalybeate Road junction with Cortamlat Road;
- Cortmalat Road junction with Blaney Road;
- Keady Road junction with Chalybeate Road;
- Tullygeasy Road junction with Keady Road.
They are interested in speaking to anyone:
- Who saw a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat in the area on the Friday night of 25 January after 9.30 pm;
- Who saw any other vehicles in the area around this time;
- Who observed fire, smoke or burning vehicles in the area;
- Or anyone who can assist in any way;
Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives in PSNI on 0845 600 8000 or detectives in An Garda Siochana on 042 9388470.
Alternatively, people who do not want to provide their details can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the Garda Confidential Number 1800 666 111.
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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