Police renew appeal over Kieran Doherty murder

One month on the police in Derry has re-newed an appeal for information on the murder of Kieran Doherty close to the Donegal border.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, said the victim, Kieran Doherty, had suffered a horrific death.

Kieran Doherty had been in the family home until about 8pm on Wednesday February 24.

He went out to the shops and that was the last his family saw of him.  His body was discovered by a passer by on the Braehead Road later that night.

Chief Inspector Ian Harrison said Kieran suffered a brutal death and said it was a savage attack, and cannot be justified for any reason

He added that a motive for the murder is being investigated.

Detective Chief Inspector Harrison said he believed that death was as a result of gunshot wounds, and that while the victim had come to police attention before, it was vital to concentrate on the investigation.

Anyone with information, or anyone who was on the Braehead Road in Derry on the evening of Wednesday February 24, is asked to contact police.