Woman arrested in England today in connection with the murder of a young woman in Derry last year

Police appeal for anyone with information about the death of Katie Simpson to come forward

Woman arrested as part of investigation into murder of Katie Simpson in Derry

Katie Simpson died last year.

A woman has been arrested in England today in connection with the murder of a young woman on the outskirts of Derry last year.

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of 21-year-old Katie Simpson have arrested a 20-year-old woman in England.

A PSNI spokesperson said she will be conveyed to Northern Ireland for questioning.

Detective Inspector Mark Gibson said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of 21 year old Katie who died at Altnagelvin Hospital on 9 August 2020, following an incident at an address in Gortnessy Meadows, Derry/Londonderry on 3 August 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. 

“If you have any information please contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 306 03/08/20, or or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”




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