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17-year-old arrested over Jason McGovern death

The male teen was taken into custody by the PSNI earlier today.

Jason McGovern
Jason McGovern
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A 17-YEAR-old male has been arrested in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Jason McGovern.

He is the third person to be arrested by detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the 19-year-old’s death.

An 18-year-old man, who was arrested yesterday, remains in custody.

A 21-year-old man arrested also yesterday has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

McGovern was found dead at a house in Emyvale on the morning of 31 December. He had been assaulted on two separate occasions earlier while on a night out in Omagh.

A post mortem exam showed that he died from head injuries.

Read: Two arrested over Omagh murder >

Read: Jason McGovern death: police launch murder investigation >

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