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Funeral details released for murdered Lurgan man Shane Whitla

Shane Whitla Lurgan

The funeral of the father-of-four murdered in Lurgan last Thursday (January 12) is to take place in the town tomorrow.

Shane Whitla, (39), was discovered lying on the ground in Lord Lurgan Park after being shot several times, including once in the back. He died from the gunshot wounds.

According to a death notice, Mr Whitla’s funeral will be held in St Peter’s Church for Requiem Mass at 10:30am, with interment afterwards in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Requiem Mass can be viewed on St Peter’s Church webcam.

Mr Whitla was the dearly beloved son of Patricia and the late John.

He was also the loving father of Josh, Jamie and Tynisha and brother of Paul, Patrice, Francis, Nathan, Connor and the late Nigel and Natasha.

Detectives are reiterating their appeal for anyone with information on the killing to contact them on 101.

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.

Crimestoppers have offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for Shane’s murder.

A fourth person was arrested over the murder on Wednesday evening, and has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning following the search of a house in the Lurgan area.

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