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Natalie McNally murder: Man released on bail over Lurgan killing

A man arrested in connection with the murder of Lurgan woman Natalie McNally has been released on bail.

Police have this evening (Thursday) confirmed that a 32-year-old man arrested on Wednesday by detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team has been released on police bail to allow for further enquiries.

A police spokesperson said: “The investigation is still at an early stage and anyone with any information they feel is relevant to contact us on 101, quoting reference 2127 of 19/12/22.”

Earlier, Natalie’s family held a press conference where her brother and uncle spoke to the gathered media.

Niall, Natalie’s youngest brother, appealed to the killer to “do the decent thing” and confess to her killing.

Natalie was murdered at her home in the Silverwood Green area of the town, and evidence now suggests that she was murdered on the night of Sunday, December 18.

The 32-year-old died a violent death having been stabbed a number of times, and there are signs of defensive injuries.

Niall, speaking during a press conference in Lurgan Police Station this afternoon, said: “My mum and dad Noel and Bernadette, my two brothers Brendan and Declan and I are all completely devastated that she is no longer with us and really can’t believe we will never see her beautiful smile or hear her infectious laugh again. I cannot actually put into words the heartache we are experiencing.

“She was the life and soul of our family and we are heartbroken she will not be sitting around the table with us this Christmas Day or any day.”

Natalie’s uncle John added: “Natalie was a gorgeous, kind generous girl who went the extra mile for her friends and family, but also for her pets or any animals. She has come from one of the kindest, most generous, most loving, most caring families that I have ever had the privilege to meet.”

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Natalie McNally have today, 22 December, released CCTV footage along with details of a reward from the charity Crimestoppers.

Crimestoppers, who are independent of the police, has offered a reward of up to £20,000 for anonymous information it receives that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Natalie’s murder.

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