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Police issue car image in Malcolm McKeown murder probe

Malcolm McKeown, and left, an image issued by police of a grey Volkswagen Golf S on which they are seeking information
Brendan Hughes

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Malcolm McKeown have appealed for information on a car seen in Lurgan.

The father-of-three was shot dead at a petrol station in nearby Waringstown on Monday evening last week.

Two men from Lurgan have been charged with the 54-year-old's murder. Both deny the charges.

A court heard the killing was connected with a "long-standing feud between criminal groups in relation to drugs".

Police revisited the scene of the shooting yesterday evening to speak with people and encourage eyewitnesses to come forward.

They also issued an image of a grey Volkswagen Golf S on which they are seeking information.

It was seen in the Greenhill Park area of Lurgan between 5pm and 7pm on the evening of the killing.

Detective chief inspector Pete Montgomery asked anyone who saw the vehicle to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It follows an earlier appeal for information on a dark blue or black VW Passat which was seen at 6.20pm in Cambrai Heights in Waringstown.

Mr Montgomery said he believes the Passat left Cambrai Heights at 7.20pm, travelling along the Dunkirk Road towards Summerhill Road.

It was found burnt out on Glenavon Lane in Lurgan just after 7.30pm.

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