Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Detectives launch murder investigation following death of 23-year-old Limavady man Darren McGurk

1 Mins read

Detectives launch murder investigation following death of 23-year-old Limavady man Darren McGurk

Detectives from PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation following the death of 23-year-old Darren McGurk from Limavady.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said: “First and foremost, I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to Darren’s family and loved ones who are struggling to come to terms with Darren’s untimely death.

“We received a report around 4:20pm on Thursday (21st March) that Darren had sustained a serious head injury following an assault at a house in the Glenbeg Walk area of the town the previous evening (Wednesday 20th March). We believe this assault occurred around 6pm on Wednesday.

“Darren was taken to hospital where he sadly passed away this morning.

“On Friday (22nd March) we arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the assault and that man was subsequently charged with grievous bodily harm and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

“Following Darren’s death this morning, the same man was further arrested and charged with Darren’s murder. He will appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday 25th March) for the offences of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

“I want to establish Darren’s movements in the hours before the assault on Wednesday night (20th March).

“Were you in touch with Darren, via text or on the phone? Did you see him that day? Was he with anyone? Were you in the Glenbeg Walk around the time of the assault? Did you hear or see anything that was out of the ordinary?

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who knows Darren and may have been trying to get in contact with him between 6pm on Wednesday (20th March) through to 4:20pm on Thursday (21st March). This includes any attempts to contact Darren by mobile phone or on social media.

“I want to establish an accurate picture of what occurred on Wednesday night so Darren’s family know exactly what happened to their loved one.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it is please, pick up the phone and call our detectives in Coleraine on 101, quoting reference number 901 of 21/3/19. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Digital Editorial Team
11920 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Portstewart : Fire crews tackle early morning vehicle fire

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppFire crews were called out this morning to a vehicle fire in the Sea Haven Park area of Portstewart shortly after 3am….
Local News

Police appeal for information following Coleraine burglary

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppDetectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at the home of a family in the Cypress Drive area…
Local News

Saturday : Treacherous conditions on NI roads

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppTemperatures plummeted overnight across the Borough with the mercury dropping to below minus 1C. Snow and wintry showers may make it ‘a…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *