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Funeral for father-of-nine found murdered in alleyway takes place in Derry

The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
Mourners at the funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
The funeral of father of nine Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Derry in the early hours of the 25th of November. Mr. Meenan's Requiem Mass took place at St Eugene's Cathedral, in Creggan Street, opposite where he was found. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.12.18
Found dead: Eddie Meenan
Donna Deeney

By Donna Deeney

The funeral of Eddie Meenan, who died after an assault in Londonderry, has taken place in the city.

The father-of-nine has been laid to rest in the City Cemetery following Requiem Mass at St Eugene's Cathedral at 12.30pm.

His mother and his children led the mourners.

Mr Meenan's body was discovered in the early hours of Sunday, November 25 in an alleyway off Creggan Street in the city.

Three men - Sean Ciaran Joseph Rodger (31), from Little Diamond in the Bogside area of the city, Derek Cresswell (26), of no fixed abode, and Ryan Walters (19), of Crawford Square in the city - have been charged with his murder.

They are currently on remand pending another court appearance later this month.

A police investigation into Mr Meenan's death is ongoing and detectives issued an appeal for anyone who was in the area on Sunday, November 25 to contact them.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: "I would like to speak to three people - two men and one woman - who I know were standing on the steps of a shop on Creggan Street at around 2.20am that Sunday.

"They were then given a lift from someone driving a dark coloured, medium sized car at around 2.30am.

"I would appeal to them to make contact with me as they may be able to provide some vital information."

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