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Man (21) charged over murder of Padraig Fox

Two men are due at Newtownards Magistrates Court today.

Padraig Fox was found dead on Saturday.
Padraig Fox was found dead on Saturday.
Image: PSNI

A MAN HAS been charged with the murder of another man in Co Down over the weekend.

The body of Padraig Fox (29) was discovered in a flat in the Burrendale Park Road area of Newcastle in Co Down on Saturday.

Two men were arrested following the incident and questioned by police. 

The PSNI said last night that a 21-year-old man was charged with murder and a 26-year-old man was charged with related offences, including perverting the course of justice. 

Both men are due at Newtownards Magistrates Court today.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce, who is leading the investigation, said: 

“A 21 year old man and a 26 year old man appeared at Newtownards Court this morning having been charged with offences relating to the murder of Padraig Fox.

“We continue to appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 712 8/12/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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