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Police 'not looking for anyone else' after bodies of three people found in Newry

The bodies of a man (38), a woman (37) and a 15-year-old girl were found at an apartment this morning.

Glin Ree Court
Glin Ree Court
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Updated Mar 7th 2019, 6:02 PM

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING THE discovery of three bodies at an address in Newry this afternoon have said that they are “not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths”. 

The bodies of a man (38), a woman (37) and a 15-year-old girl were found at a flat at 11am today.

Officers were called to attend the scene at an apartment in Glin Ree Court, close to the centre of Newry.

Detective superintendent Jason Murphy of the PSNI said: “The bodies of an adult male, an adult female and a teenage girl were discovered at around 11am this morning.

“The circumstances of the deaths will now be subject to investigation and post mortem examinations will take place in due course.

“At this time the three have not been formally identified and cause of death has not been established.”

Reaction

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has said that the community in Newry is “in shock” and has asked anyone with information to contact police. 

“My thoughts and sympathies are with all of those involved in this incident and their families,” Casey said in a statement today. 

“Details are still emerging and a police investigation is underway and that should be allowed to proceed”. 

I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI.

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that “a dark cloud has been cast over Newry today”.

Councillor Michael Savage said that it had “sent shock waves across our city and has left many local people unnerved”.

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