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Durham Constabulary investigation into the suspected murder of Edward Donnelly in Sacriston, County Durham on March 25, 2002.

Details of Incident

Police are investigating the suspected murder of former miner Edward Donnelly, who vanished from his home in Sacriston in 2002.

The 53-year-old was last seen walking alone beside the A167 near the Red Lion pub at Plawsworth at approximately 12.45pm on March 25, 2002.

Police believe that he was murdered but, despite extensive enquiries over the years, his body has not been recovered.

Detectives are convinced that members of the community hold information which could bring the case to a close and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Please use the form to provide any information you think may assist the investigation.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to a police officer regarding this incident please call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting Operation Caterwaul.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit the website