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Murder inquiry begins in the North after body of 29-year-old found

Two men and a woman, all aged in their 30s, remain in police custody.

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POLICE IN THE North have begun a murder investigation after the body of Paul Gerard Curran was found in Armagh yesterday.

The 29-year-old was discovered at a house in Manor Drive in Lurgan shortly after 2.50pm yesterday afternoon.

In a statement, detective chief inspector Eamonn Corrigan said that a post-mortem would now be carried out to determine the cause of death.

He added: “Two men and a woman, all aged in their 30s, remain in police custody at this time in relation to the investigation”.

Local DUP MLA Carla Lockhart said that Curran’s death was “shocking” and a “cause of concern to the wider community of Lurgan”.

She said: “I understand the PSNI has now launched a murder investigation and I would urge anyone with any more details to help in assisting the police with their investigation.”

Corrigan urged anyone with information to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101, quoting reference number 639 09/03/17.

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