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Man charged and due in court accused of murdering Anita Downey

A man has been charged with the murder of Anita Downey.

The 51-year-old’s body was discovered at a house in Lurgan during the early hours of Friday morning.

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder have today charged a 51-year-old man with her murder.

As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.

Detective Inspector David McGrory said the man is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Monday), January 23.

Inspector McGrory added: “Our enquiries into the murder of Anita are continuing and I would like to take this opportunity to ask the public for their assistance in locating a missing mobile phone which I believe has been missing somewhere in the Lurgan area since around 9pm on the evening of Thursday 19th January.

“I would ask anyone finding a phone anywhere in the Lurgan area to contact detectives at the incident room in Mahon Road station on 101.”

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