Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A note from the PLACE Director

PLACE Director Michael Hegarty lends his personal support to an appeal for information on the murder of Mr. Simon Tang in Carrickfergus in 1996:

"I strongly support the appeal for information on the murder of an architecture graduate in Belfast. Mr. Tang's widow, children and family are my close friends and neighbours. He studied architecture in Oxford."

From BBC News:
The Chinese Welfare Association wants to raise a further £10,000 over the next 15 days with the help of all communities in Northern Ireland in an attempt to bring the total reward money to £15,000 - £1,000 for every year that has passed since his death.
Dean Lee, a relative of Mr Tang's and Eileen Chan-Hu, chief executive of Chinese Welfare Association said the victim was "typical of the three generations of Hong Kong Chinese people in Northern Ireland".
They said he "worked predominantly and tirelessly in the catering industry befriending as well as providing employment and services to people and communities across the sectarian divide throughout the troubles.
"Fifteen years on we support Betty (Mr Tang's wife) to relaunch an appeal for information in the hope that the people of Carrickfergus are more prepared to come forward."
They said the PSNI has confirmed the case remains open and is pursuing new lines of enquiry including the use of forensic technology.

BBC News: £15k reward plan over murder of Simon Tang in Carrick

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