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Caoimhin Cassidy: Man (31) arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

Digital Staff

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Caoimhin Cassidy who was found dead in a burnt-out car in Derry.

Emergency services discovered the teenager's body as they extinguished a red Mazda 6 which was alight on Fairview Road in Galliagh in the early hours of June 1 2019.

A post mortem examination determined Caoimhin was not seriously injured in a crash involving the Mazda and a lamppost, and was most likely still alive when the fire started. The teenager's body was found in the front passenger seat of the stolen car.

Police believe other people had been in the car with Caoimhin.

PSNI Detective Inspector Michael Winters has appealed for information and said Caoimhin's family want to know the circumstances of his death.

"We believe Caoimhin was not travelling alone in the red Mazda, that other people were with him. I am appealing to anyone who has information, or if you know something, I would ask you to do the right thing and tell us." 

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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