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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.”

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

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