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Conall Kerrigan's death not a result of crime, say police officers

By Eamonn MacDermott

Published 26/08/2015

Wallet puzzle: Conall Kerrigan
Wallet puzzle: Conall Kerrigan

The death of 25-year-old Conall Kerrigan in Londonderry was not the result of a crime according to police, even though they believe his wallet was stolen from him before his death.

Following a post mortem on the young man from the Claudy area, whose body was found in the city centre on Sunday night, a police spokesman said: "While we await the results of some tests, we do not at this stage believe Conall's death was the result of a crime. We do, however, want to establish as fully as possible Conall's final movements."

Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said: "We know that he was in the Metro Bar and left there and was seen on the city walls. From an extensive trawl of CCTV footage, we know that a number of people saw him and spoke to him. At one stage, Conall left the walls and went down into Foyle Street.

"We are also investigating the possibility that sometime before his death, Conall's wallet was stolen from him. No wallet was found in his possession. However, after extensive searches it was recovered by police.

"As part of our appeal, we would like to hear from anyone who was in the city centre generally on Sunday morning and knows or has heard of attempts to steal wallets from other people."

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