A week later, the police again visited the scene of a “brutal murder”.

Mark Lovell was murdered in Ardcarn Park, Newry, on Thursday evening, December 1.

The 58-year-old was shot several times in his car at close range.

Tonight, Thursday 8 December, police officers visited the crime scene again. There is a reward of up to £20,000 for information about the “brutal execution”.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “Tonight (Thursday 8 December) – a week after this brutal murder – our officers visited the crime scene again.

“We want to remember and encourage anyone with information, no matter how insignificant, to speak up

“This was a planned and shocking attack that brutally took place at a time – just after 6pm – when people were out.

“Our appeal is supported by a grant of up to £20,000 from Crimestoppers and I would like to stress that information can be provided anonymously. Crimestoppers will never ask for or store your personal information.

“The non-police charity is offering the reward for information obtained leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Mark’s murder. Contact Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk. org”

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