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Man in his twenties found dead in Bessbrook stream

Emergency services were tasked to the scene this afternoon

A man has been found dead in a Bessbrook stream this afternoon (Wednesday).

Emergency services were tasked to the scene earlier today.

The operation has centred around the Green Road area, close to Bessbrook pond.

Police confirmed the tragic loss of life and that fire crews were called to assist in the operation.

It is understood the man was aged in his 20s.

A PSNI spokesperson told Armagh I they were attending the “sudden death of a man at the Green Road area of Bessbrook”.

And as news of the sudden death broke, he added: “We are aware of images circulating online and ask people not to share the image out of respect for the family.”

“There are no further details at this stage,” added the spokesperson.

The NI Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they attended the incident but that police were leading the investigation.

More to follow.

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