Katie Simpson murder case suspect released by PSNI

A 20-year-old woman arrested in England by detectives investigating the murder of Katie Simpson, 21, who died at Altnagelvin Hospital on August 9, 2020, has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Murder victim Katie Simpson
Murder victim Katie Simpson

Katie Simpson, 21, died at Altnagelvin Hospital on August 9, following an incident at an address in Londonderry on August 3, 2020.

A PSNI spokesperson said the women who was arrested in the probe has been released on bail, pending further inquiries.

One man has been previously charged with murder over the death.

Ms Simpson died following an incident at Gortnessy Meadows in Londonderry.

On Monday police investigating the murder of the young showjumper arrested a woman in England.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the death Katie, arrested the 20-year-old woman on Tuesday.

She was brought to Northern Ireland for questioning.

Detective Inspector Mark Gibson said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of Katie, who died at Altnagelvin Hospital on August 9 2020, following an incident at an address in Gortnessy Meadows, Derry on August 3 2020.

“I am asking you today, if you have any information that could assist us with our investigation, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, please contact police.

“Your information could be that vital piece we need to bring those responsible for Katie’s death to justice.

“Katie deserves justice. Katie’s family deserve justice.”

One man has been previously charged with murder over the death.


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