Murder investigation launched following death of 20-year-old woman in Newry

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation in Newry.


Newry murder victim Patricia Wyrebek - Newry news


It follows the death of 20-year-old Patrycja Wyrebek.



Patrycja was found dead at her home yesterday morning, Sunday, 2 August.

A 23-year-old man who was arrested remains in custody at this time.

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Mark Gibson said, “My thoughts are very much with Patrycja’s family and friends at this extremely sad time.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Drumalane Park area of Newry between 8.30 pm on Saturday, 1 August and 8.30 am on Sunday, 2 August and who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 692 03/08/20. 



“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous,” he added.

“Sense of shock in the Newry community.”

Local Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady told Newry Times there was “a sense of shock in the community” at the news.

‪“There is a sense of shock within the local community at the news that a young woman has been killed in an incident in Drumalane.



“I want to express my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the woman who has died at this sad time,” he added.

More on this story

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Death of woman in Newry being treated as suspicious by police


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