Police renew appeal one year on from Derry man’s murder

first_img Police in the North have issued a renewed appeal for information about the murder of a man in Derry last year.Today is the first anniversary of 31-year-old Kieran Doherty – who was found dead on the Braehead Road.He had been shot in an attack which has been claimed by the Real IRA.The detective leading the investigation said police inquiries were continuing but that they would be substantially progressed if there was more information coming from the community.Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison says police are still working on the case, have made progress, but not enough to bring charges.Inspector Harrison says there are people in the community who know what happened to Kieran, and who killed him adding It is to those people that he once again make this appeal.Kieran Donnely had been in the family home at Coshowen until about 8pm on the Wednesday evening of 24 February when he went out.The next sighting of Kieran is when a passer-by found his body on the Braehead Road around 10.40 pm.Police want to speak to anyone who was on that road anytime from 8pm that evening and saw anything suspicious or who knows of Kieran’s movements after he left his home. Police renew appeal one year on from Derry man’s murder Newsx Adverts Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ By News Highland – February 24, 2011 Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleMichael Martin predicts Donegal will elect two Fianna Fail TD’sNext articleUpdated: Fianna Fail and Ind. accuse Labour’s Jimmy Harte of dodging the issues News Highland Google+ WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img read more

Lyon takes 5-69 as Aussies thrash Pakistan with day to spare

first_imgSPIN king Nathan Lyon snared five wickets, including dangerous half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq, as Australia wore down a stubborn Pakistan to clinch the second Test and wrap up the series 2-0 Monday.Pakistan resumed day four of the day-night match on a precarious 39 for three with Masood not out 14 and Shafiq on eight after being bowled out for 302 in their first innings and forced to follow on.It followed Australia’s mammoth 589 for three declared, built around David Warner’s exceptional 335 not out — the 10th highest Test score of all time.Needing another 248 to force Australia to bat again and avoid a second successive innings defeat, they had a decent crack but were eventually all out for 239 with the home team claiming victory by an innings and 48 runs.It was Australia’s sixth consecutive win in a pink ball Test — four of them at Adelaide — with every day-night Test played so far since the concept was introduced in 2015 producing a result.“Really happy. Barring few slip-ups in the field yesterday, we played excellent cricket in the last two matches,” said Australia captain Tim Paine.“David and Marnus (Labuschagne) have been unbelievably good. We all witnessed a special knock from David Warner. It is among the top one or two innings ever by an Australian.”Lyon was Australia’s saviour, finishing with 5-69 on a lifeless pitch that offered little for the home side’s fast bowlers, who were made to toil.It was his 16th five-wicket haul and his first against Pakistan, who have lost all four Tests they have played this year after two defeats to South Africa in January.Defeat continued Pakistan’s appalling record in Australia, where they have now crashed in 14 consecutive Tests.“I would like to congratulate Australia and especially David Warner,” said Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali.“We have been beaten by a better team. We will take some positives from here. As a bowling unit, we need to control the scoring rate.”At least they offered some resistance on Monday, with Masood, who models himself on England’s Alastair Cook, playing some glorious strokes as he assumed a leadership role after Babar Azam and captain Azhar Ali fell cheaply on Sunday evening.His sixth Test 50, in his 17th Test, arrived with a boundary off Lyon, his sixth four, before he chipped the spinner to mid-off on 68 where Mitchell Starc collected an easy catch.Shafiq, who has 12 Test hundreds to his name, proved to be Masood’s equal and brought up his 25th half-century with a single off Josh Hazlewood.But Lyon struck again, with Shafiq getting a thin edge to a flighted ball that carried to Warner at slip and he was gone for 57.Lyon then removed Iftikhar Ahmed, caught at short leg by Labuschagne for a battling 27, before trapping surprise first-innings century-maker Yasir Shah lbw for 13.Shaheen Afridi became his fifth victim, caught at mid-off by Hazlewood on the last ball before dinner.– Commanding victory –The new pink ball was taken when they returned and with the lights on it didn’t take long to finish off the tail, with Hazlewood clean-bowling Mohammad Rizwan for 45 and Mohammad Abbas run out.It capped another commanding victory for Australia who exploited Pakistan’s inexperienced bowling attack, which includes two teenagers.Warner’s triple century was the highlight while Labuschagne shored up his burgeoning reputation by making 162 to go with the 185 he made in the first Test at Brisbane.Mitchell Starc was the destroyer in Pakistan’s first innings, taking 6-66 to reinforce his position as perhaps the best pink-ball bowler in the world.Tougher opposition awaits them with the arrival this month of New Zealand for three Tests — in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. (AFP)Domain Test Series: Australia  vs New ZealandFirst Test: December 12-16, Perth Stadium (Seven, Fox & Kayo)Second Test: December 26-30, MCG (Seven, Fox & Kayo)Third Test: January 3-7, SCG (Seven, Fox & Kayo) AUSTRALIA 1st innings 589-3 declPakistan 1st inningsShan Masood c Tim Paine b Josh Hazlewood 19Imam ul-Haq c David Warner b Mitchell Starc 2Azhar Ali c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins 9Babar Azam c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 97Asad Shafiq c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 9Iftikhar Ahmed c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 10Mohammad Rizwan c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 0Yasir Shah c Nathan Lyon b Pat Cummins 113Shaheen Afridi lbw Mitchell Starc 0Mohammad Abbas c David Warner b Pat Cummins 29Muhammad Musa Not Out 12Extras 0b 2lb 0nb 0pen 0w 2Total (94.4 overs) 302 all outFall of Wickets : 1-3 ul-Haq, 2-22 Ali, 3-38 Khan, 4-69 Shafiq, 5-89 Ahmed, 6-89 Rizwan, 7-194 Azam, 8-194 Afridi, 9-281 Abbas, 10-302 ShahBowling: Mitchell Starc 25 – 6 – 66 – 6, Pat Cummins 22.4 – 2 – 83 – 3,Josh Hazlewood 14 – 2- 48 – 1, Nathan Lyon 22 – 3 – 65 – 0,Marnus Labuschagne 10 – 2 – 32 – 0.PAKISTAN 2nd inningsShan Masood c Mitchell Starc b Nathan Lyon 68Imam ul-Haq lbw Josh Hazlewood 0Azhar Ali c Steven Smith b Mitchell Starc 9Babar Azam c Tim Paine b Josh Hazlewood 8Asad Shafiq c David Warner b Nathan Lyon 57Iftikhar Ahmed c Marnus Labuschagne b Nathan Lyon 27Mohammad Rizwan b Josh Hazlewood 45Yasir Shah lbw Nathan Lyon 13Shaheen Afridi c Josh Hazlewood b Nathan Lyon 1Mohammad Abbas Run Out Pat Cummins 1Muhammad Musa Not Out 4Extras 0b 6lb 0nb 0pen 0w 6Total (82.0 overs) 239 all outFall of Wickets : 1-2 ul-Haq, 2-11 Ali, 3-20 Azam, 4-123 Khan, 5-154 Shafiq, 6-201 Ahmed, 7-221 Shah, 8-229 Afridi, 9-235 Rizwan, 10-239Mitchell Starc 16 – 3 – 47 – 1, Josh Hazlewood 23 – 4 – 63 – 3, Pat Cummins 15 – 4 – 45 – 0,Nathan Lyon 25 – 7 – 69 – 5, Marnus Labuschagne 3 – 0 – 9 – 0.last_img read more