Caoimhin Cassidy: Police make second arrest over Derry teenager’s death

Police have arrested a second man in connection with the death of Derry teenager Caoimhin Cassidy, whose body was discovered in a burning car in the city three years ago.

The 18-year-old was found after emergency services responded to a report of a red Mazda on fire on Fairview Road in Galliagh on June 1, 2019.

A post-mortem had revealed that Mr. Cassidy had not been seriously injured as a result of an accident and was most likely alive when the fire broke out.


The Derry teenager died in a burning car.

On Wednesday morning investigators arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter who is being questioned in Musgrave’s Serious Crime Suite.

As part of the investigation, detectives also conducted a search of an address in the Galliagh area on Wednesday.

Last month, a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and later released unconditionally.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Michael Winters is leading the investigation into Caoimhin’s death.

“It has been three years since Caoimhin passed away and our investigation into what happened is ongoing,” he said.

“We believe that Caoimhin was not alone in the red Mazda, but that other people were with him. Based on this, we believe there are people in the community who can help us with our investigation. I want to make a direct appeal to everyone who has information to do the right thing and let us know what you know.”

The number where you can call the detectives is 101, giving the reference number 316 as of June 1, 2019.

A report can also be submitted online using the Non-Emergency Report Form. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online. Caoimhin Cassidy: Police make second arrest over Derry teenager’s death

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