Speaking after the meeting, Carla Lockhart said: “The McNally family is going through an undeserved torment since the brutal murder of Natalie, and her unborn son, baby Dean. The outpouring of sympathy from the community and the prayerful support offered has been incredible.
Earlier today I met with the PSNI team leading the investigation. Their message is clear. Please bring forward any evidence – no matter how small or seemingly insignificant – and it may help unlock this case. A Portal has been set up so the public can confidentially share information with the police whether that is dash cam footage or photographs. I appeal for the public to use this resource. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers, who are offering a £20,000 award for key information relating to this murder.
I am also mindful of the fear on the streets of Lurgan. To this end I have urged the police to step up visible policing in the area to reassure the public but in particular women who are understandably nervous that a such a brutal murderer is on the streets.
We need to help bring the perpetrator of this heinous crime to justice. Justice will not replace Natalie around the family dinner table, nor will it make up for the many golden moments of joy baby Dean would have brought to the family. However, we need justice served to ensure the perpetrator does not evade the maximum penalty possible for this brutal taking of life. My heartfelt appeal to the community is to bring forward any shred of evidence that may help the PSNI in their investigation.
There are people in our community who have information that could help the PSNI identify and charge the perpetrator. Together we can bring about justice for Natalie, her unborn son, and the wider McNally family. We can also take this violent murderer off our streets. Please, please make the call if you can help.”