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Odhran Kelly: Fourth person arrested on suspicion of 23-year-old’s murder in Lurgan

Odhran Kelly murdered in Lurgan

A fourth person has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 23-year-old Odhrán Kelly in Lurgan over the weekend.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team the man this evening – as hundreds gathered for a vigil to the popular young health worker, close to where his body was found.

The 31-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody assisting with police enquiries.

Two women, aged 43 and 36, and another 31-year-old man, remain in custody at this time.

The murder investigation was launched following the discovery of 23-year-old Mr Kelly’s body in the Edward Street area of Lurgan on Sunday, December 3.

there is an organised crime link.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly said: “The investigation is at an early stage and we are continuing to interview people who remain in custody. I am keeping an open mind regarding the motive and am following a number of lines of enquiry.

“We would reiterate our appeal for anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference 370 03/12/23.”

Earlier, police said that they did not believe the murder was linked to organised crime.

Detective Chief Inspector Kelly continued: “While our investigation is at an early stage, I do not believe there is an organised crime link.

“We do know that, tragically, Odhran’s body was found beside a burning car in the Maple Court area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“I’m keen to speak with three people, who are captured on CCTV, walking not far from this car. I believe they may have information that could assist our investigation and would ask them to get in touch as soon as possible.

“If you were in the Edward Street or Francis Street areas of Lurgan between 2am and 5am on Sunday and noticed any suspicious activity, please contact us on 101.”

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