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Northern Ireland

Two arrested over murder of Lee Smyth

The two men were arrested this morning in connection with the June 2010 attack from which Smyth died two years later.

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a 32-year-old Armagh man.

Lee Smyth, 32, was seriously assaulted in a lane way beside a river at Ballinahone Avenue in Armagh on the morning of Sunday, 6 June 2010 before he died from his injuries just over two years later on 12 June this year.

One of the men, aged 22, was arrested in the Armagh area this morning while the other, also aged 22, was arrested in Shropshire in the English west midlands and is currently being brought back to Northern Ireland.

“I believe that there are people in the Armagh area who know what happened to Lee and who were involved,” PSNI detective chief inspector Gareth Talbot said today.

“I appeal directly to those people to search their conscience, come forward and tell us what they know. It is never too late to do the right thing.”

Police say that enquiries are continuing and have asked anyone with any knowledge of the incident to contact detectives at the Incident Room in Gough Barracks on 028 3751 7390.

Information can also be passed on anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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