Northern Ireland

David Neill murder: Police revisit scene of fatal stabbing

David Neill
Image caption David Neill was stabbed to death

Police investigating the murder of a 45-year-old man in County Armagh three weeks ago have revisited the scene in an attempt to gather more information.

David Neill was stabbed to death at a house in Craigavon's Parkmore Estate during the early hours of Sunday, 16 September.

Last month, a 20-year-old man appeared in court charged with the murder.

Police set up vehicle checkpoints and talked to local people during the operation.


The PSNI officer in charge of the murder investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Talbot, said: "We are working to piece together the events of the morning of 16 September.

"We need to hear from anyone who noticed any kind of activity around David's house on that morning, whether this was people gathered in the area, people calling to houses in the area or vehicles around the area.

"We also want to talk to anyone who spoke to David on Saturday night prior to his death or early on Sunday morning."

The detective chief inspector said that Mr Neill "was in his own home whenever it was attacked".

He added that the local community had been "shocked" by his subsequent murder.


Image caption The stabbing happened in the Parkmore Estate

"The impact of this tragedy is not something we underestimate and I would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything in our power to find out exactly what happened at Parkmore on the night in question."

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to contact the PSNI Incident Room at Gough Barracks on 028 3751 7390.

Alternatively, witnesses can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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