Criminals burgle dead musician’s home

The late Stephen Martin.

The late Stephen Martin.

Police in Londonderry are appealing for witnesses following a burglary of the late Stevie Martin’s home address on Great James Street.

The property is located between Francis Street and Infirmary Road.

The keyboard that was stolen to the left.

The keyboard that was stolen to the left.

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Lifford native Stevie was a talented singer songwriter who went under the artist name Rainy Boy Sleep.

The 29-year-old’s funeral took place in the city last Friday, several days after his remains were recovered along the Sligo coast.

He had been missing for three weeks, and was last seen in Londonderry. His car was later found close to Fanad Lighthouse.

The guitar that was stolen.

The guitar that was stolen.

The burglary occurred between 10.30am on Thursday August 11 and 11.30am on Friday August 12.

Constable Evans said : “Sentimental items were stolen, including a blue electric Stratocaster guitar, a keyboard, a sum of money and assorted musical equipment. Stephens’s family would appreciate any helping in locating these items.

“We are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or have information about the incident or anyone who may be offered similar items for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact police at Strand Road on 101, quoting reference 470 on 12/08/16.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”