24 Feb 2012

Detectives investigating the murder of Kieran Doherty in Derry have issued a renewed appeal for information on the second anniversary of his death.

Mr Doherty, 31, was found dead on the Braehead Road on 24 February 2010.

Kieran Doherty was killed by the Real IRA in February 2010

He had been shot in an attack which was claimed by the Real IRA.

Police carried out a number of searches and made three arrests in relation to Mr Doherty’s killing but no one has been charged with the murder.

The detective leading the investigation said police still needed assistance and information from the community to make progress.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, of the PSNI’s serious crime branch, said: “Two years after this horrific murder, detectives are still working on the case. Progress would be quicker and more substantial if those individuals who know what happened to Kieran, and who killed him, would talk to us.”

Mr Doherty had been in the family home at Coshowen until about 20:00 GMT on 24 February when he went out. A passer-by found his body on the Braehead Road around 22:40 GMT.

DCI Harrison said: “We want to speak to anyone who was on that road anytime from 20:00 GMT that evening and saw anything suspicious or who knows of Kieran’s movements after he left his home.

“There has been speculation about Kieran’s death but police need evidence to bring charges and get justice for Kieran and his family.”

Anyone with information on what happened to Kieran Doherty is asked to contact detectives at Maydown on 0845 600 8000.