“Very tragic story unfolding” after death of three people in Newry

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Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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UPDATE [6:10pm] Detectives have launched a murder investigation but confirmed that they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths of three people in Newry.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said, “The bodies of a 38 year old male, a 37 year old female and a 15 year old girl were discovered at a flat in Glin Ree Court at around 11am this morning. At this time the three have not been formally identified and cause of death has not been established.

Our investigation is ongoing at present and our thoughts at this time are very much with the loved ones of those who have died.”

 

UPDATE [5:55pm] “Detectives can confirm that they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths of three people at a flat in Glin Ree Court, Newry. Our investigation is ongoing at present and our thoughts at this time are very much with the loved ones of those who have died.”

 

Detectives are investigating the deaths of three people at a flat in Glin Ree Court in Newry.

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said, “The bodies of an adult male, an adult female and a teenage girl were discovered at around 11 am 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 stage, it would not be appropriate to elaborate further on the circumstances as our enquiries at an extremely early stage,” he added.

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty said that a dark cloud has been cast over Newry today. “This shocking news has truly cast a dark cloud over our city today.

 

 

He added, “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends of the deceased.”

Local Councillor Michael Savage stated, “We believe a very tragic story is unfolding here. This news has sent shockwaves across our city and has left many local people unnerved.”

Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey said the community in Newry is in shock after the deaths. “My thoughts and sympathies are with all of those involved in this incident and their families.

 

 

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

Councillor Casey added, “I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

 

 

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