PSNI plea over ‘hit and run’


A fresh appeal for information about the ‘horrendous’ death of Markethill man James Shields has been made by the PSNI.

Mr Shield’s body was found at 7am on a narrow country lane, Shillinghill Road, Markethill at 7am on Monday June 13.

The 52-year-old had been in the Victoria Bar and left around 10pm on the Sunday night to walk home.

The PSNI said: “He never arrived, and we believe that he was hit by a car which then drove on.”

“James’ family want answers, we want to get them those answers, but we need your help in getting there.

“If you were in the area at all that night, even just passing through, call us. If you saw a vehicle driving erratically, or know of someone behaving out of character, seemed panicked or overly interested in this case, again, let us know. Do you know of a car which sustained damage around that night which you only noticed after the incident? Again, let us know. Someone out there knows something that can help so please, for the sake of James’ family, step up, and give us a call.”