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Savage murder Family of murdered Glenn Quinn say they will never back down to 'junkie' UDA killers

'With the threats against us we are a family under siege. But it just makes us more determined to drill down on these people, we’re not giving up to a bunch of junkies'

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Glenn's family held a vigil last night to mark two years since he was savagely murdered by the UDA

Glenn's family held a vigil last night to mark two years since he was savagely murdered by the UDA

Glenn's family held a vigil last night to mark two years since he was savagely murdered by the UDA

The family of Glenn Quinn last night held a vigil to mark two years since he was savagely murdered by the UDA.

Carrick residents braved freezing temperatures to show solidarity with the family outside Carrick Castle.

It was a killing that stunned the town with its savagery – Glenn, who was terminally ill, was battered to death by three members of the South East Antrim Brigade of the terror group.

His broken body was discovered at his Ashleigh Park home in the town on January 4, 2020.

His brother Martin joined sister Lesley and mum Ellen to make it clear the family will not rest until Glenn’s killers are in the dock.

The family, including 77-year-old Ellen,  has been subjected to a series of death threats since the murder as they continue their campaign for justice.

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Glenn Quinn who was battered to death in January 2020

Glenn Quinn who was battered to death in January 2020

Glenn Quinn who was battered to death in January 2020

 

Speaking to the Sunday World Martin said they will never back down to the 'narco-criminals and junkies’ who killed Glenn.

 “There’s a massive darkness in our lives,” he said, “Glenn was a shining light in our family, when the door opens you expect to see his smiling face.”

“With the threats against us we are a family under siege,” he said, “but it just makes us more determined to drill down on these people, we’re not giving up to a bunch of junkies.

“Having to look over our shoulders all the time is not something we are used to. We are a well known family in the town but having to worry about walking down the street in Carrick is not a good feeling.”

He said such was the security installed at his mother’s house it `looked more like a police station than a pensioner’s bungalow.”

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And yesterday his sister Lesley said people are being prevented from coming forward with information because of continuous threats from SEA.

"A lot of people have been threatened that if they give information to police they would be sorted out," she added.

"Glenn didn't deserve what he got… they just hammered him and beat him so badly.

"They shouldn't be walking the streets of Carrickfergus."

She said the mobsters who killed Glenn were hiding behind the UDA’s name.

"We know members of South East Antrim UDA murdered my brother. 

"And they have then used that organisation's name to instil fear in us and witnesses.

"They thrive on intimidation and fear and that is what they use against people to keep them in line. 

"Communities shouldn't have to live like that." 

The Sunday World can reveal such was the ferocity and relentless nature of the attack Glenn suffered 52 fractures to his chest alone, and suffered extensive and catastrophic facial injuries.

The PSNI has renewed its appeal for information.

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The last picture of Glenn Quinn

The last picture of Glenn Quinn

The last picture of Glenn Quinn

 

Det Ch Insp Neil McGuinness said he believed the Carrickfergus community holds the answers to move the police investigation forward.

"I do believe there are people who are not telling us information, not because they don't want to see justice for Glenn but because they're frightened," he said.

"We're at the point now where we need people to come forward and help us out." 

He said he was “begging the people of Carrick” to come forward.

Police have said they will accept information anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity or via intermediators such as politicians.

Det Ch Insp McGuinness said Mr Quinn had "suffered a death at the hands of individuals who are probably still in the community and I want to bring them before the courts".

A reward of £10,000 has been offered by Crimestoppers for anyone who passes on information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for Mr Quinn's murder.

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