22/01/2015

Couple Who Died At Caravan Park Named

Two bodies discovered at a caravan park in Newcastle, County Down, have been confirmed as Francie and Nan O'Reilly.

The bodies of the retired couple were found in their caravan at Bonnys caravan park on Tullybrannigan Road at about at about 15:00 on Wednesday afternoon. Police remained at the scene on Thursday morning.

An investigation is currently under way into the cause of death, with police ruling out suspicious activity. It is thought the deaths may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

South Down SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie said: "I'm shocked and deeply saddened by this awful discovery. I understand that police are treating it as suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at this stage."

(IT/MH)

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