17/01/2020

Arrest As Murder Probe Launched Over Craigavon Death

A 40 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a sudden death in Craigavon.

The PSNI's Major Investigation Team have commenced a murder probe into the death of a 25 year-old in the Lake Road area on Thursday night, 16 January.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out in due course.

Police have advised of disruption to residents and motorists in the Lake Road and Clonmeen areas as they continue to conduct enquiries.

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart said the local community has been left in shock.
News Image
Condemning the incident, the DUP representative said: "This is obviously a very sad situation for the family of the deceased man and my thoughts are with them at this time. A young life cut off in its prime.

"It is shocking to wake up to the news that another life has been needlessly taken."

Ms Lockhart urged anyone with information to contact police immediately and called for space to allow the investigation to continue.

Local Councillor Margaret Tinsley added: "This is devastating news that a young life has been ended in this way. My thoughts are with the family of the young man as they come to terms with such a loss. The local community are in shock and I have asked the police to increase their visibility to restore confidence once again. I too would encourage anyone with any information to come forward to the PSNI."



(JG/CM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

21 February 2020
Man Stabbed In Belfast City Centre
A man is in serious condition after he was stabbed in broad daylight in Belfast. The incident occurred at around 11am on Friday morning, 21 February, at the rear of the Waterfront Hall. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is understood to be serious.
18 February 2020
Man Seriously Assaulted In West Belfast
Detectives are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in west Belfast last week. The victim suffered a serious eye wound when attacked in the Springfield Avenue area by an unknown male, who is believed to have been armed with a weapon, on the evening of Wednesday 12 February.
18 February 2020
Co Down Man Receives MBE For Arts Services
A Co Down man is to receive an MBE for his services to the arts and community. Founder and Director of Beat Carnival, one of Northern Ireland's leading arts organisations, David Boyd will be presented with his award at Buckingham Palace on 02 April.
17 February 2020
Youths Attack Man In Racist Hate Crime
A man has been left injured after he was set upon by a group of youths in a "nasty" hate crime. Police are appealing for witnesses following the serious assault in the Dunvale area of Ballymena on Saturday night, 15 February. The victim, aged in his thirties, was leaving an address in the area with another male at around 11.
13 February 2020
Man Charged With Murder Of Lyra McKee
A 52 year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee. The suspect is due in Londonderry Magistrates' Court today, Thursday 13 February, almost one year on from the journalist's death. He is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation.