Four remain in custody over Londonderry murder

Four people remain in custody following the murder of a man in Londonderry.

Edward Meenan, 52, was discovered off Creggan Street in Derry in the early hours of Sunday.

Londonderry murder
Londonderry murder

Three men aged 26, 31 and 51, and a 35-year-old woman remained in custody on Monday evening.

They were arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Mr Meenan had sustained “significant” head and body injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, who is leading the investigation, has renewed an appeal for witnesses to come forward and speak to police.

Detectives from PSNI's Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of a man whose body was discovered in Creggan Street in Derry/L'Derry during the early hours of Sunday morning have named him as 52 year old Edward Meenan.

— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) November 26, 2018

“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the Creggan Street or Little Diamond area of the city late on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning and who witnessed anything or anyone who has any information that can assist with my investigation to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 244 of 25/11/18,” he said.

The chair of the Derry and Strabane policing and community safety partnership, Alderman Mary Hamilton, condemned the murder.

“I am saddened and shocked at the murder of a man that took place in the city over the weekend,” she said.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man and the community living in the Creggan Street and Little Diamond area.

“I would urge anyone with information on the murder to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers immediately.”