Gardai confirm that an 18-hour siege has ended in Burnfoot with no arrests

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A siege in Burnfoot has ended.

Kieran McLaughlin being led from court in November 2000 during an arms case in which he was jailed for 18 years
Kieran McLaughlin being led from court in November 2000 during an arms case in which he was jailed for 18 years

Gardai had surrounded a property on the Brae Road, near Iskaheen Parish Church overnight.
Following a murder in Derry on Thursday, armed Gardai and the Irish Army had surrounded the property yesterday evening but by 4am this morning it had become clear that the house was empty.
The hunt for Barry McCrory’s killer continues with chief suspect Kieran McLaughlin still at large.
35-year-old Barry McCrory was gunned down in a flat on Derry’s Shipquay Street shortly before 11am on Thursday.
Meanwhile it has emerged that the PSNI were looking for 58-year-old Kieran McLaughlin over a stabbing in the Creggan area of Derry on Tuesday.
The former republican prisoner is accused of stabbing a man in the hand in the Rathkeele Way estate in Derry on Tuesday morning.

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