Blake Newland
Blake Newland

Detectives from the Police Service’s Major Investigation Team are today, 9th February, making a specific appeal, one week on from the murder of Blake Newland.

The teenager was stabbed multiple times in the Woodland Walk area of Limavady on Friday night, 2 February.  Sadly, he later died from his injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson said: “Blake was just 17 years old when his life was taken.  This was the most tragic loss of a young man’s life.  A loss which has left a community in shock and loved ones bereft.

“It is now one week on.  And I’m keen to, first of all, extend sincere thanks to those who have assisted our investigation to-date.”

Detective Chief Inspector Gibson continued: “I’m also making a specific appeal for footage, whether CCTV, mobile phone, or dash cam.  Were you in the Woodland Walk area of Limavady on Friday 2 February, between 8.30pm and 9.50pm? If you have captured any footage of this fatal attack or an earlier altercation, please share it with police using the Major Incident Public Portal.”

Footage can be uploaded at here

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 1924 of 02/02/24.

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at