Family of dead Derry man reject claims he dealt drugs or was an informer

The family of a man found shot dead outside Derry on Wednesday night have issued a statement denying that he was an informer or drug dealer.

31-year-old Kieran Doherty, was found naked and bound on the Braehead Road near the Irish border.

On Friday, his family said that he had been the subject of "continuous harassment" by MI5.

The Real IRA has admitted responsibility for killing Mr Doherty who, it said, was one of its members.

Derry journalist, Eamon Mc Cann, spoke on behalf of the Doherty family.

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