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Glenn Quinn: Police issue image in murder probe

Glenn Quinn, and left, an image of the 47-year-old entering an off-licence on Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus
Brendan Hughes

POLICE have issued a new image of murdered Carrickfergus man Glenn Quinn as detectives appealed for information about his last known movements.

The 47-year-old's body was found in Ashleigh Park in the Woodburn area on January 4.

Police believe his murder could be connected to a separate assault on Mr Quinn outside his home on December 29.

Three people have been released on police bail after being arrested over his death.

Detectives yesterday released a photo which shows Mr Quinn entering an off-licence on Woodburn Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said they are continuing to make enquiries and look at CCTV footage.

He said Mr Quinn visited shops on Woodburn Road at about 2pm on January 2.

"Due to his limited mobility, he would have travelled there in his silver BMW car, registration YEZ1590. Did you see Glenn in his car after this time? I would also like to hear from anyone who saw or spoke to Glenn in the days before his murder," he said.

Mr Quinn was well-known locally and had "no known enemies and no reason that we are aware of for anyone to cause him harm", Mr McCartney added.

He said they were working to establish if a previous assault outside Mr Quinn's home on December 29, in which he was not badly injured, could be linked to the attack days later which resulted in his death.

The detective urged anyone with information to phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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