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Police at a house in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh following the death of a man in his 70s Alamy Stock Photo
South Armagh

One arrest as man (74) found dead with serious head injuries in house in Crossmaglen

The deceased man has been named as Michael McConville.

A MAN HAS BEEN arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 74-year-old man in Co Armagh.

The PSNI has since named the man as Michael McConville. 

Police responded to a report of the death of a man at a house in the Annaghmare Road area of Crossmaglen in south Armagh shortly after 7pm on Saturday.

On arrival, officers discovered the body of Michael McConville in a bathroom. He had serious head injuries believed to have been caused by a weapon. 

A 67-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team said: “My thoughts, and that of my team, are with Mr McConville’s family and friends at this sad and also distressing time.

He appealed to “anyone who may have information that could assist our investigation”to make contact with the PSNI.

This can be done by contacting the PSNI on 101 and quoting reference 1435 15/06/24.

A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is anonymous.

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