DETECTIVES investigating the murder of 21-year-old showjumper Katie Simpson in Derry have arrested a 20-year-old woman in England.
The PSNI made the arrest on Tuesday, August 3, following which they confirmed that the woman would be “conveyed to Northern Ireland for questioning” in connection with Katie’s murder.
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 August 9, 2020, following an incident at an address in Gortnessy Meadows, Derry on August 3, 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.”
He added: “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 submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”
One man has been previously charged with murder over the death.