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One arrest after man found dead in suspicious circumstances

A man has been arrested after the discovery of a body in a house in Banbridge yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

Detectives from PSNIs Serious Crime Branch are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the man, aged in his 50s, at a property in Millmount Court area of the town.

The man’s body was discovered at the property at around 4.50pm yesterday, Monday July 9.

A post mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death that is being treated as suspicious at this time.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody at this time.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact them in the incident room at Banbridge Police Station.

They are particularly keen to speak with anyone who was in the area of Millmount Court between Saturday July 7 and yesterday Monday, July 9 and who noticed anything suspicious.

Please call 101 quoting reference 1000 09/07/18.

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.

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd said: “First and foremost, I want to send my sympathies to the man’s family and friends.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they deal with the tragic and sudden loss of a loved one.

“Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding the death should bring it to the PSNI immediately.”

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