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CCTV shows car used in Waringstown murder

The car used by the gunmen who murdered Malcolm McKeown in Waringstown was later found burnt out. Credit: PSNI

Detectives investigating the murder of Malcolm McKeown in Waringstown have released CCTV footage of the car used by the gunman.

The 54-year-old victim was shot six times at Dewarts filling station on Main Street in the town last month – his body was found slumped in his parked car by two teenage boys.

Police have made a fresh appeal for information, centred around the movements of a dark blue Volkswagen Passat with the registration RK62 PLX.

The vehicle was spotted in Cambrai Heights before the shooting, travelling onto the Dunkirk Road and then entering Dewarts.

This was a chilling murder carried out at close range in broad daylight.

Mr McKeown was the father of three children and his family deserve to see justice done.

– PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery

“I believe the gunmen waited in it at the back of the filling station for around 56 minutes before shooting Malcolm McKeown,” PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said.

“I would like to hear from anyone who saw the car or the people inside the Passat - were you at the garage or were you driving in the area and have dashcam footage?

“The car was later found burnt out on the Glenavon Lane in Lurgan at approximately 7.26pm.

“Did you see the occupants get out of it and set it on fire? If so, do you know where they went? There was football training and trials ongoing nearby, so there may be some parents who witnessed the Passat on fire.”

DCI Montgomery added: “I am also still interested in a grey Volkswagen Golf S which was seen in the Greenhill Park area of Lurgan between 5pm and 7pm on the Monday evening. Did you see this car?

“Anyone with any information can contact detectives on 101. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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