Belfast Telegraph

PSNI in appeal over 1996 murder

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Detectives hunting the killers of a Chinese businessman 16 years ago have renewed their appeals for information.

Father-of-two Simon Tang was beaten and robbed as he left his takeaway business in Carrickfergus in June 1996.

The 28-year-old died in hospital a day after the assault believed to have been carried out by two youths.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Crawford who is heading the investigation said: "We are making progress but we need people to tell us what they know about Simon's murder and who was involved."

His killers took a watch and takings from his Good Fortune eatery which totalled less than £400. Among the people police are particularly keen to speak to is a woman who telephoned the Mater Hospital enquiring about the condition of a Chinese man beaten up in Carrickfergus.

Detectives would also like to speak to anyone who saw two men, possibly wearing woollen hats, walking up Woodburn Road towards Clipperstown at about 12.25am on June 24, 1996.

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