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Appeal for information on 'brutal' Carrickfergus murder of Glenn Quinn two years on

Glenn Quinn was found dead at his Carrickfergus home on January 4 2020.
Staff Reporter

POLICE investigating the murder of Glenn Quinn in Carrickfergus have renewed their appeal for information on the second anniversary of the "violent and brutal" attack on the 47-year-old.

Mr Quinn was found dead at his home in the Ashleigh Park area of the Co Antrim town on Saturday January 4, 2020.

Police believe he was attacked by a gang of men at the property sometime between Thursday January 2 and Friday January 3.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said the victim was "well-known and well-liked throughout the community" and said people in Carrick remained shocked over "such a senseless loss of life".

"Glenn sustained a violent and brutal attack in his own home, a place where he should have felt safe. The unprovoked assault left a defenceless man with serious injuries, including multiple fractures to his ribs, which eventually led to his death," Mr McGuinness said.

"It’s two years on since his life was taken, and the pain experienced by his family is, today, as raw as ever. They’ve experienced unimaginable sadness over the difficult Christmas period. The family deserve answers, and we are appealing to anyone with information to search their conscience and please come forward."

Mr McGuinness said a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder was being offered by independent charity Crimestoppers.

"We believe there are people within the Carrickfergus community who know who what happened and know who is responsible for Glenn’s murder and we are appealing to you directly to help us seek justice for Glenn."

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