Eddie Meenan murder: Police seeking three potential witnesses

The late Edward (Eddie) Meenan.
The late Edward (Eddie) Meenan.

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Londonderry last week have appealed for three people who were in the area at the time to come forward to police.

Eddie Meenan, 52, was found dead in an alleyway in the Bogside area of city on Sunday morning.

The victim, a father-of-nine, suffered serious injuries to his head and body.

Police have already charged two men, aged 26 and 31, with the murder.

Two other men, aged 17 and 19, remain in custody. Police have been granted an additional 36 hours to questions a 17 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

Issuing a fresh appeal today, PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “I would like to speak to three people – two men and one woman – who I know were standing on the steps of a shop on Creggan Street at around 2.20am on Sunday November 25.

“They were then given a lift from someone driving a dark coloured, medium sized car at around 2.30am.

“I would appeal to them to make contact with me as they may be able to provide some vital information.

“Mr Meenan’s body was found in an alleyway on Creggan Street shortly before 2.45am with significant injuries to his head and body. The group of people I am appealing to may have witnessed something either before or after the murder took place.

“Please contact me or any of my detectives on 101 quoting reference 244 of 25/11/18. Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”