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Police issue fresh appeal for information over south Belfast killing

Emma Jane McParland was stabbed at her home in the Haywood Avenue area and a 21-year-old man has been charged with murder.

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Police have issued a fresh appeal for information about the murder of Emma Jane McParland in south Belfast last week (Rebecca Black/PA)

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information about the murder of Emma Jane McParland in south Belfast last week (Rebecca Black/PA)

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information about the murder of Emma Jane McParland in south Belfast last week (Rebecca Black/PA)

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information about the murder of a woman in south Belfast.

Emma Jane McParland, 39, was stabbed at her home in the Haywood Avenue area on April 22.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with her murder.

Detectives from the PSNI’s major investigation team are distributing leaflets to residents in the area.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney has urged anyone with information to come forward.

“My investigation into this murder is progressing and, as part of this, detectives from my team are today delivering over 250 leaflets to people living in the Kimberley Street, Blackwood Street, Deramore Avenue and Haywood Avenue areas,” he said.

“I am asking people living in the area to think back to last Wednesday about anything unusual they saw or heard.

“I am also asking people in the area to bring forward any mobile phone videos, CCTV footage, vehicle dash cam footage or any photos, as well as any information they may have.

“We do not need to keep your mobile phone or device as any photos, videos or footage can be uploaded onto the major incident public portal by logging onto https://mipp.police.uk.

“Scroll down and select the PSNI Crest, click on the appeal relating to Emma Jane McParland and submit your information.

“However, if you would prefer to speak to someone in person, please contact the incident room on 101, extension 28371.”

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Haywood Avenue at around 1.30am on April 22 and saw or heard anything suspicious to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 106 22/04/20.”

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