Mur­der dad died mile from wife’s par­ents’ home

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

A MAN be­lieved to have killed his wife and chil­dren in York­shire trav­elled across the coun­try to his death on an An­gle­sey cliff less than a mile from the home of her par­ents.

Kieran and An­nie Markey, who are be­lieved to have moved to the Holy­head area more than 10 years ago, live near the spot at South Stack where Paul New­man was found on Tues­day.

The 44-year-old is be­lieved to have killed his wife Geral­dine and their chil­dren Shan­non, 11, and Shane, six, at their home in Aller­ton By­wa­ter.

Mrs Markey and her hus­band, who are both in their 70s, were too up­set to talk. There is no sug­ges­tion that New­man in­tended to harm them.

It is un­der­stood of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­ity the sus­pected killer made the 170-mile jour­ney from West York­shire to Holy­head by rail.

Holy­head mayor J V Owen ex­pressed the com­mu­nity’s shock and con­do­lences fol­low­ing the har­row­ing news.

“The fam­ily has lived here for a few years now and seem like a nice but re­served fam­ily who tend to keep them­selves to them­selves,” he said.

“On be­half of the peo­ple of Holy­head I’d like to of­fer my sin­cere con­do­lences dur­ing what must be a ter­ri­ble time for the whole fam­ily.”

Holy­head newsagent Ian Ash­worth, who runs the Choco­late Box on the high street, said: “It’s been a ma­jor talk­ing point in the town.

“It’s cer­tainly not some­thing you ex­pect to hap­pen on your doorstep. It’s been a shock.”

Alun Roberts of Môn Com­mu­ni­ties First, also based in Holy­head, said: “Your heart just goes out to the poor in­no­cent vic­tims in all of this.

“It may be a cliche, but this kind of thing doesn’t hap­pen of­ten in this part of the world.

“There’s not much we can do re­ally, apart from of­fer our sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­ily.”

Geral­dine New­man, 51, with daugh­ter Shan­non (main), the 11-year-old with brother Shane, six (left), and South Stack where PaulNew­man was found dead (below)

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