Police renew appeal for information one year on after man’s death

Police launched an investigation after Sean Corrigan died in his home at St Mary's Garden
Police launched an investigation after Sean Corrigan died in his home at St Mary's Garden

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the death of 31-year-old Sean Corrigan in west Belfast last September renewed their appeal for information on the first anniversary of his death.

Mr Corrigan was found at a flat in the St Mary’s Gardens area of the city on Saturday 13th September, 2014.

He subsequently died in hospital. Post mortem results indicated he may have died in suspicious circumstances and one year on, the officer leading the investigation into his death is appealing for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: “We are carrying out a full investigation into Sean’s death. We now believe Sean was assaulted in the hours prior to his death and I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have more information in relation to this.

“We have examined CCTV footage and spoken to a number of witnesses. We will also be carrying out house to house enquiries in the area over the coming days. It is vital that we speak to anyone who may have more information in relation to Sean’s movements that night and what happened in the apartment.

“I would urge the local community to help us ascertain what happened to Sean by coming forward with information. If you were in the area between 1am and lunchtime, if you saw any suspicious activity or if you have any other information about Sean’s death which might assist us with our enquiries, then please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact the Major Investigation Team on 028 9025 9952 or call 101 then ask for extension 28224. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.