Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Natalie McNally have today, 22 December, released CCTV footage along with details of a reward from the charity Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers, who are independent of the police, has offered a reward of up to £20,000 for anonymous information it receives that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Natalie’s murder.
Natalie was murdered in her home in the Silverwood Green area of Lurgan, and detectives believe the attack took place on the night of Sunday 18 December.
Footage of suspect walking into Silverwood Green, Lurgan
The 32-year-old, who was 15-weeks pregnant, died a violent death, having been stabbed a number of times.Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “Today, we are releasing CCTV footage, which shows a man, carrying a rucksack, arriving at Silverwood Green on Sunday night at 8.52pm. Then, at 9.30pm, we see him walking out of Silverwood Green. He appears to be wearing white footwear, possibly trainers.
“My thoughts remain firmly with Natalie’s devoted parents and family, who have suffered terribly. And my appeal is to anyone with information to please come forward.
“I’m keen to highlight a reward of up to £20,000 from Crimestoppers, who are a charity and are independent of the police. The reward is being offered for information given directly to Crimestoppers that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Natalie’s murder.
“Crimestoppers take information completely anonymously, meaning they will never ask for or store any of your personal details.“Contact Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. There is no caller line display, no 1471 facility and computer IP addresses are never traced.”
Statement on behalf of the family from Natalie’s brother, Niall
I am Niall, the youngest of Natalie’s three brothers, and I would like to appeal to my sister’s killer to do the decent thing and confess to her murder.
Nats, as we all called her, was the only girl in our family and we treated her like a princess. She lived and coped with being diabetic from a really early age and as a result we were so protective of her and treated her like a precious egg.And yet she was a fiercely independent young woman, working in marketing for Translink, and was passionate about her beliefs and loved her animals and music. We were so proud of her many achievements.
My mum and dad Noel and Bernadette, my two brothers Brendan and Declan and I are all completely devastated that she is no longer with us and really can’t believe we will never see her beautiful smile or hear her infectious laugh again. I cannot actually put into words the heartache we are experiencing.
She was the life and soul of our family and we are heartbroken she will not be sitting around the table with us this Christmas Day or any day.Nats really was the best sister ever and such a lovely person. She had so many friends and would have done anything for anyone. She had a heart of gold.And to add to our unbearable heartache we are devastated that we will never meet Natalie’s baby – we were all looking forward to welcoming the family’s first grandchild and nephew or niece into the world next year.
Her killer has denied Nats the opportunity of being a mummy. I am appealing on behalf of our family to bring any information to police or Crimestoppers to help them put Nats’ killer behind bars.
Footage of suspect walking out of Silverwood Green, Lurgan
CCTV footage shows the suspect walking out of Silverwood Green, Lurgan on Sunday 18th December at 9.30pm.
Statement from Natalie’s uncle, John McStravick
Natalie was a gorgeous, kind generous girl who went the extra mile for her friends and family, but also for her pets or any animals. She has come from one of the kindest, most generous, most loving, most caring families that I have ever had the privilege to meet.