Brendan McKenna: Renewed appeal for details on birthday of murdered Lurgan male who died in ‘sickening sectarian attack’



The spouse of a murdered lorry driver from Lurgan is pleasing to “the folks of Northern Ireland” for info relating to the death of her husband in 1993.

rendan McKenna was shot several moments on his way to a quarry on the Ballystockart Highway in close proximity to Comber in June of that year by his attackers, who posed as Section of Atmosphere employees.

A range of folks have been arrested and questioned about this murder around the a long time but, to date, no one has been charged.

Detectives from Legacy Investigation Branch, investigating the murder, are captivating for information and facts on what would have been his 58th birthday.

The 28-calendar year-aged married lorry driver was from Bann Foot in Derrytrasna in close proximity to Lurgan.

Talking about her husband’s murder, Brendan’s widow Elaine stated: “At the time my spouse Brendan was cruelly murdered quite a few other harmless people today were also gunned down he wasn’t the final.

“The future concentrate on was another person else’s husband, son, brother or father.

“I attraction to modern society, to the persons of Northern Eire, if you have any information about Brendan’s murder please make contact with the law enforcement or the private Crimestoppers charity. If you have any conscience, make sure you come ahead.”

The Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Main Inspector Mark Byrne from Legacy Investigation Department mentioned: “Mr McKenna was on his way to a quarry on Ballystockart Highway, Comber when he was shot at the junction of the Hillhead Highway and Ballystockart Road exterior Comber.

“His attackers experienced posed as Department of Surroundings workers dressed in yellow coats and had been ready in the place for several several hours just before the attack. Brendan was shot a variety of moments and died later in hospital.

“Brendan was an harmless sufferer of this sickening sectarian assault. He was heading about his day by day work as a lorry driver when he was brutally murdered for no other cause than his faith.

“The terrorists built their escape in a Blue colored Ford Escort vehicle that was found burned out in the Ballybeen Estate in Dundonald a shorter time immediately after the attack.

“I am pleasing for anybody who might have been in the Hillhead Street or Ballystockart Highway location on the working day of this assault and who could have seen a quantity of men dressed in yellow coats in the region.

“I imagine that somebody must have noticed them just before or right after the attack or will know who these people today were. Did you see them in the Ballybeen Estate where by they set the automobile on fire right after the assault?”

Detective Main Inspector Byrne continued: “A range of people have been arrested and questioned about this murder nevertheless, to date, no one has been charged with Brendan’s murder.

“I am appealing to any one with any information of what transpired that day, regardless of whether as a witness or from individual involvement, who have not spoken to law enforcement beforehand, or who have any new info, to do so now. It is not much too late, if anybody now feels they are able to speak to us, we are all set to pay attention.

“A quantity of men and women were involved in Brendan’s murder. They know who they are and they are likely to have to reside with that for the relaxation of their lives.

“I would charm specifically to them to do the proper thing and make a difference to Brendan’s relatives by generating by themselves known to law enforcement.”

Any person with details can call detectives in Legacy Investigation Department on 101 or [email protected] kingdom

Studies can be submitted on the net utilizing the non-emergency reporting variety via www.psni.law enforcement.uk/makeareport

Crimestoppers can also be known as anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-united kingdom.org

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