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Appeal to help piece together final movements of Michael Kirk who was found dead on a border road

Michael Kirk's body was found on Blaney Road outside Crossmaglen just after 5am on Sunday August 23

POLICE have made another appeal for information about the death of a father-of-two on a south Armagh border road last month.

Michael Kirk's body was found on Blaney Road outside Crossmaglen just after 5am on Sunday August 23.

The 40-year-old factory worker had suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene after being examined by emergency services.

Following initial appeals from the PSNI and politicians, a man went to police and was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Officers said they want to speak "to anyone who may have been walking or driving in and around the Crossmaglen area or on the Blaney Road, especially between the hours of 3.30 and 4.30am that morning".

They have particularly asked for "dashcam or any mobile phone recordings" made in the area during this period.

Inspector Darren Hardy said they are "keen for anyone with information, or who can recall seeing Michael, to contact us so we can piece together his movements prior to the collision".

Originally from nearby Inniskeen in Co Monaghan, Mr Kirk was living in Co Cavan where he worked at Manor Farm chicken factory.

His death was the third tragedy for his family who had already lost his two brothers to illness.

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