Monday 21 October 2019 10:32:08 PM

Police Investigate Bessbrook Death
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Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, aged in his 30s, whose body was discovered in a property in the Acorn Hill area of Bessbrook this morning, Wednesday 13 March.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “Police received a report shortly after 10.15am this morning.  A post mortem examination will take place in due course to determine the cause of death.  Five people, two males aged 41 and 43, and three females, two aged 22 and one aged 39, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Acorn Hill last night or early this morning and who witnessed anything or anyone with any information that can assist with my investigation to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 346 13/03/19.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Update: 15.14pm

Following a post mortem into the death of a man, aged in his 30’s, whose body was discovered in a property in the Acorn Hill area of Bessbrook yesterday morning (Wednesday 13 March), police can confirm that his death is no longer  being treated as murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “Six people – including three women, one aged 39 and two aged 22, and three men aged 41, 43 and 52 – that were arrested yesterday by detectives investigating the death have been released unconditionally.

“The 39-year old woman was then re- arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. She has been released on bail pending further enquiries.”

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