05/12/2023

Lurgan Murder Victim Still To Be Identified

The PSNI's Major Investigation Team have issued a fresh appeal for information and witnesses following the discovery of a man's body in Lurgan on Sunday 03 December.

Police have yet to identify the man, who was found dead in the Edward Street area.

Three arrests have already been made in the investigation - two women, aged 35 and 43, and a 31 year old man – and remain in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "Sadly a family has lost a loved one, which is particularly poignant in the run up to Christmas. My thoughts are very much with them. The post mortem is expected to take place tomorrow and we are also hoping formal identification of the victim will take place then.
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"The investigation is at a very early stage and I am appealing for anyone who was in the Edward Street or Francis Street areas of Lurgan between 2am and 5am on Sunday morning, and who noticed any suspicious activity or who may have captured dash-cam footage which could assist with the investigation, to come forward to police.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who has any CCTV footage to contact police. I am aware there may be some video footage circulating on social media and I would be keen to see it. I have launched the Major Incident Public Portal where anyone can upload CCTV, dashcam and any other footage via mipp.police.uk/operation/PSNI23S13-PO1."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting reference number 370 03/12/23. A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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