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Stephen Barriskill murder: 53-year-old man to appear in court charged with killing

Stephen Barriskill

A 53-year-old man is to appear in court this morning (Friday) charged with the murder of Portadown man Stephen Barriskill.

The 63-year-old was found dead at a property in the Whitesides Hill area of the town on Wednesday morning.

He is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court.

As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Appealing for information on Thursday, Detective Chief Inspector McGuinness said: “Just after 12.07pm on Wednesday afternoon, police responding to the report of an incident, located the body of Mr Barriskill at a residential property in the Whitesides Hill area of Portadown.

“While our investigation is ongoing, I would again appeal to anyone who was in the Whitesides Hill area from 8pm on Tuesday 26 Oct, and who witnessed anything suspicious to contact Detectives on 101 quoting reference 773 of 27/10/21.”

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