Northern Ireland

Police in fresh appeal over double murder

Murder scene, Craigavon

Police investigating the murder of a couple at their County Armagh home have appealed for a man to come forward to be eliminated from their inquiries.

Husband and wife, Hugh, 56, and Jacqueline McGeough, 44, were shot at their Legahory Court home, Craigavon, at about 1100 GMT on Monday 7 March.

Their bodies were found later that day by their son.

Police want to talk to a man who may have visited the house on the evening of Sunday 6 March.

He drove a blue car, possibly a dark blue Fiat Punto, which had been customised with blue bulbs in the headlights.

He is described as 5ft 5in tall, of slim build and is aged between 30 and 40. He had a grey goatee beard, close cropped grey hair with a bald spot and he was wearing a grey jacket and blue jeans.

Detectives are asking him to contact them at the Special Incident Room, telephone: 028 38 366 366.

They have also appealed to anyone who thinks they can identify the man to come forward.

A motive for the killings has not yet been confirmed but it is understood that police are investigating a possible drugs connection.

The house where the murders happened stands isolated in the middle of a field. It is fitted with security cameras and a number of security lights. The doors and windows are fitted with bulletproof glass.