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#294689 - 25th Feb 2009 12:13pm Gary Finlay arrest
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BREAKING News: Arrest made in McKenna killing
11:33am Wednesday 25th February 2009

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Gary Finlay has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Graham McKenna and the attempted murder of his son, 14-year-old Michael.

Police said the 46-year-old, who has been wanted for questioning by officers investigating the double stabbing, was arrested in Birkenhead.

Mr McKenna, who was 45, died of his injuries on Saturday, January 10, as he was walking with his son to a bus stop in Claughton.

His funeral service is due to take place on Monday, at noon, at Our Lady's Church, Cavendish Street, Birkenhead, followed by burial at Frankby cemetery at 2pm.

More later...
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#294690 - 25th Feb 2009 12:16pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: jonno40]
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About time.

I wonder were he has been?

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#294691 - 25th Feb 2009 12:16pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: jonno40]
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Originally Posted By: jonno40


Police said the 46-year-old, who has been wanted for questioning by officers investigating the double stabbing, was arrested in Birkenhead.



So much for him fleeing the area... think
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#294692 - 25th Feb 2009 12:18pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: jonno40]
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well thats good News init THANKS JONNO happy



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#294696 - 25th Feb 2009 12:49pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: ]
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it is the best News we have had in 7 weeks!!!! this is grahams family in the southwest......justice will be done for our grahamxxxx

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#294701 - 25th Feb 2009 1:23pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: ]
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excellent News and about time. hope he gets what he deserves

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#294709 - 25th Feb 2009 2:02pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: Tony_1985]
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glad they got this scumbag
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#294741 - 25th Feb 2009 4:12pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: uggla]
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Great News!! He won't last 2 minutes in prison if there is any justice! I wouldn't like to be working for his defence team!!
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#294762 - 25th Feb 2009 5:40pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: Wench]
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thats very good

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#294764 - 25th Feb 2009 5:43pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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#294770 - 25th Feb 2009 6:21pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: _Ste_]
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Great News that. Lets hope he gets the punishment he deserves.

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#294818 - 25th Feb 2009 8:04pm Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: biscansplums]
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I understand he gave himself in at birkenhead hamilton square at lunchtime today.

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#295055 - 26th Feb 2009 3:04pm Gary Finlay arrest [Re: pacef8]
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Murder suspect's sister describes how he turned up on her doorstep


THE sister of wanted murder suspect Gary Finlay today described her shock after her brother turned up on her doorstep.

After a six-week manhunt, the 46-year-old arrived at Julie Finlay’s house at 5.30am yesterday.

He said he had “had enough” and wanted to hand himself in to police.

He said throughout the search, he was sleeping rough in Liverpool after taking a ferry from Wirral.

Finlay, of Birkenhead, was wanted for questioning over the January 10 murder of former soldier Graham McKenna, 45, in Upton Road, Claughton, and the attempted murder of Mr McKenna’s 14-year-old son Michael.

The pair were ambushed by a man carrying a knife 250 yards from their home as they walked to a bus stop on their way to an Everton match.

The attack sparked a national manhunt, with the search spreading as far as Cornwall.

Ms Finlay, 48, a part-time hairdresser, said: “He looked awful, very thin with a grey beard and a grey Oxfam coat. He had a bag with a few things in it.

“He said: ‘I have come to hand myself in, will you come with me?’

“I said ‘yes’, but I could not go on my own with him because I was in shock so we went to my sister’s to take him.

“He had a cup of coffee and a cigarette and we went to Birkenhead police station.

“In the car, he said he had been living rough in Liverpool and only came back to Wirral this week.

“Gary said early on, he thought he was going to die because of the cold weather and he had just £7 left.

“He said he used shops without any trouble.

“We rang the bell at the police station and the officer said we had to wait for someone to come down.

“Gary told the officer he wanted to hand himself in and the officer said ‘who are you?’

“He went in and two other policemen came out of a side door to take him away.

“I was crying and was told to wait because we would be interviewed.”

Officers took the sisters’ phones and retained them last night.

Brother Paul Finlay, 55, said: “I hope I can see him and at least try to support him – he is still family. We have had a lot of worries and it has been hard on our mum. We thought he was gone a long time.

“I do not know what he was thinking. He must have decided he could not run and hide any more.

“It is odd to think all this time he was here. Someone said to me ‘I see they got Gary’, but that is not true - he handed himself in.”

Gary Finlay was arrested yesterday at around 11am and was facing a second day of questioning today.

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#295329 - 27th Feb 2009 3:23am Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: ]
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BREAKING NEWS:Gary Finlay charged with murder of Graham McKenna

A MAN has been charged with the murder of Wirral dad Graham McKenna and the attempted murder of his 14 year-old son.

Gary Finlay, 46, of Alexanda Road, Birkenhead was charged by detectives last night after being arrested yesterday.

Former soldier Mr McKenna, 45, was stabbed to death in Upton Road, Claughton, on January 10, as he went to catch the Soccer Bus to watch Everton take on Hull City.

Mr McKenna's son, Michael was also stabbed, but survived.

Finlay is due to appear before Wirral magistrates court today.


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#295340 - 27th Feb 2009 7:32am Re: Gary Finlay arrest [Re: ]
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