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Conall Kerrigan: Police make fresh appeal for witnesses to young man's death

Published 27/09/2015

It's believed Conall died after falling off Derry's walls.
It's believed Conall died after falling off Derry's walls.
Police have released images of Conall as they make a fresh appeal for witnesses to Claudy man's last moments.

Police have made an appeal for witnesses to the final hours of a young Claudy man who died in Londonderry last month.

It's believed Conall Kerrigan died after falling from the city's walls in the early hours of August 23.

Police have said they do not believe the 25-year-old's death was the result of a crime but his wallet had been stolen as he sat on the wall.

Detectives revisited the scene on Sunday morning as they seek to find out what led to the death of Mr Kerrigan.

They have also issued a photograph of a man they wish to speak to as a potential witness.

Detective Inspector Conor McStravick, who is leading the enquiry, said: “The purpose of this morning’s revisit was to see if we could make contact with anyone who may have been on the walls four weeks ago at about the time Conall was there.

“He had been in a local public house, and we believe he was on the walls and in Foyle Street for some time afterwards. A check of CCTV footage has produced an image of Conall on the walls at 3am. We believe he died subsequent to that sighting.

“We know several people saw and spoke to Conall. We are today issuing a photograph of someone we believe may have seen or spoken to him. I would stress that he is regarded purely as a potential witness.

"This witness is believed to have left the area in a white taxi car which collected him and people with him in Foyle Street close to Sandino’s bar.

“If that man sees this photograph, or if you know or recognise him, please contact the detectives at Strand Road station on the 101 non-emergency number."

He added: “We do not believe that Conall’s death was the result of a crime, however, we are keen to establish as far is possible all of the circumstances on behalf of both the family and the Coroner .”

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