10/12/2018

Murder Investigation Launched After Body Found In Newcastle

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body in Newcastle, County Down.

The 29-year-old was found in a flat in the Burrendale Park Road area on Saturday, 08 December.

Police received a report of the man's body at around 1.45pm.

Following a post-mortem on Sunday, the death is now being treated as murder.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
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Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna issued an appeal to anyone with information that may assist the investigation to contact them on non-emergency line 101, quoting reference number 712 of 08 December.



(JG)

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