Northern Ireland

Pat McCormick: Man and woman arrested over murder

Pat McCormick Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Pat McCormick, who is originally from Saintfield, had been missing since 30 May

A 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of County Down man Pat McCormick.

The body of the 55-year-old from Saintfield was found at a lake in nearby Ballygowan on Tuesday.

Image caption Police were searching a lake at a former quarry when they found the body

The father of four was last seen alive in Comber, County Down, almost seven weeks ago and police had carried out extensive searches for his body.

The man and woman were arrested in Comber on Thursday morning.

Detectives are questioning them at a police station in Belfast.

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