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Shane Whitla murder: Items recovered following search in Lurgan

Shane Whitla Lurgan

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Shane Whitla carried out a search in the Tannaghmore area of Lurgan on Wednesday evening, March 15.

Mr Whitla was murdered in Lurgan on the evening of Thursday 12 January.

The 39-year-old was shot in an alleyway off Woodville Street, before making his way to Lord Lurgan Park where he was sadly pronounced dead. He had been shot a number of times, including once in the back.

Detective Inspector McGarvey said: “Following a search carried out this evening, a number of items have been removed for further examination”.

Detective Inspector McGarvey added: “We are reiterating our appeal for anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1702 of 12/01/23.”

Alternatively, information can be provided with 100% anonymity to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

Information, including photos and footage, can also be provided to police through the Major Incident Public Portal at:

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