Katie Simpson murder - Detectives arrest woman (20) in England

Detectives investigating the murder of 21 year-old Armagh showjumper, Katie Simpson, have arrested a woman in England.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 5:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 6:00 pm
Katie Simpson (21) who died in Altnagelvin Hospital on August 9, 2020,

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team made the arrest earlier today and are in the process of bringing the woman to Northern Ireland for questioning.

Detective Inspector Mark Gibson said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of 21 year old Katie who died at Altnagelvin Hospital on 9 August 2020, following an incident at an address in Gortnessy Meadows, Derry/Londonderry on 3 August 2020.

“I am asking you today, if you have any information that could assist us with our investigation, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, please contact police. Your information could be that vital piece we need to bring those responsible for Katie’s death to justice."

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Detective Gibson added: “Katie deserves justice. Katie’s family deserve justice.

“If you have any information please contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 306 03/08/20, or or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/