Four men arrested over Michael McGurk murder

Michael McGurk

Murdered … businessman Michael McGurk

FOUR men have been arrested today over the fatal shooting of Michael McGurk at Cremorne last year homicide squad detective are currently executing seven search warrants.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Central Metropolitan Region, assisted by officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested three men just after 10.30am.

A 45-year-old Elderslie man, a 42-year-old Liverpool man, and a 60-year-old Chipping Norton man were all arrested at Chipping Norton.

All three men have been taken to Liverpool Police Station where charges are expected to be laid.

Another man, aged 20, attended Kings Cross Police Station about 10.30am today. Charges are expected to be laid.

Police are currently in the process of executing seven search warrants at locations across the metropolitan area including Chipping Norton, Elderslie, Harrington Park, Narellan and Liverpool.

Today’s operation follows lengthy investigations into the death of the-then 45-year-old Michael McGurk, after he was shot outside his home on Cranbrook Avenue about 6.30pm on September 3, 2009.

Strike Force Narrunga, comprises detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Central Metropolitan Region, and was established to investigate the murder. Investigations are continuing.

Detectives followed a murky money trail left by McGurk, a property developer mortgaged to the hilt and in deep financial trouble because of the global financial crisis.

They have also interviewed the enemies McGurk made, many during his dealings as a short-term money lender of last resort through his firm Bentley Smythe.

“Certainly McGurk had a lot of enemies and he didn’t have any friends,” one police source said.

One thought on “Four men arrested over Michael McGurk murder

  1. Love to know why Police never charged MGurks wife with any charges to do with fraud etc.
    They seemed to fall all over her and let her change her name. She was so sure of herself and able to have a big funeral at the Catholic Church along with the children and they are allowed to have private schooling on stolen money. A normal person would be too ashamed and want a private funeral. I think these crooks should have the name of the school the child attends and let everyone know they are not who they make out they are.


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