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Police appeal on anniversary of Co Antrim murder

Police want to trace David Murphy's whereabouts in the days leading up to his death. Credit: PSNI

Detectives investigating the murder of a man at his home in Co Antrim are making a fresh appeal for information on the first anniversary of the discovery of his body.

52-year-old David Hugh Murphy was found with two gunshot wounds at his house on Church Road, Glenwherry on Tuesday, 19 February.

A friend who had been concerned by a lack of contact made the discovery.

Police have described it as a ‘callous murder’, adding that Mr Murphy’s body could have been found by his elderly parents.

It’s believed Mr Murphy was shot between Sunday, 17 February and the time his body was discovered on Tuesday.

Credit: Presseye

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney appealed: “Did you see him at any time between Saturday, 16 February and 1.00pm on Tuesday, 19 February 2019? I want to know who he was with and what he was doing.

“I also want to know - were you in the area of Church Road between these dates? Did you see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious? Did you see any vehicles or people in the vicinity of David’s house at 55 Church Road? Do you have any CCTV footage of the area in and around Church Road?

“No matter how insignificant you think your information may be it could be crucial in helping police bring the perpetrators before the courts.”