Lurgan murder probe after ‘tragic incident’

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Three people have been arrested as police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body at a house in the Taghnevan area of Lurgan on Thursday, March 9).

The body of a 29-year-old man was discovered at a house in the Manor Drive area of the town at 2.50pm.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Talbot, speaking late on Thursday evening, said: “Police were called to the scene shortly after 2.50pm this afternoon and the body of the man was discovered inside a house. A post mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death.

“As part of the investigation police have arrested two males and a female all in their thirties. They are all currently in police custody.”

Upper Bann DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has expressed her sympathies.

She said: “I express my sympathy to the family involved in this very tragic incident. To have a young life cut short in such circumstances is shocking and a cause of concern to the wider community of Lurgan.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

“I understand the PSNI has now launched a murder investigation and I would urge anyone with any more details to help in assisting the Police with their investigation. I will continue to liaise with the police and the subsequent out-workings of their investigation.”

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Talbot continued: “I would ask anyone in the community who knows anything about the circumstances to contact police and give us this information. Please contact Detectives at Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 639 of 09/03/17 or alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”