Northern Ireland

Lurgan murder: Man arrested after death in town

Scene of murder on Victoria Street in Lurgan, police officers present and area cordoned off Image copyright Press Eye
Image caption A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 45-year-old man was found in a flat in Lurgan, County Armagh.

The death, which happened on Victoria Street, was reported to police shortly after 14:15 BST on Sunday.

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Image caption Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

A 45-year-old man, understood to be the victim's twin brother, was arrested at the scene.

Police have been given extra time to question him on suspicion of murder.

The MLA for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, described the man's death as "horrendous news".

"My thoughts are with those now mourning the loss of a loved one," she said.

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Image caption It was reported to police on Sunday afternoon

"I have spoken with the police and been briefed about their lines of inquiry.

"I would encourage anyone who has any information to come forward."