PSNI 'not seeking anyone else' in connection with deaths

PSNI 'not seeking anyone else' in connection with deaths

THE scene at Glin Ree Court today (Thursday).

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DETECTIVES investigating the deaths of three people in Glin Ree Court in Newry have confirmed that they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy confirmed: “The bodies of a 38 year old male, a 37 year old female and a 15 year old girl were discovered at a flat in Glin Ree Court at around 11am this morning.

"At this time the three have not been formally identified and cause of death has not been established.

"Our investigation is ongoing at present and our thoughts at this time are very much with the loved ones of those who have died."

Earlier this afternoon Sinn Féin Newry City councillor, Charlie Casey, said the community was in shock following the discovery.

Cllr Casey said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with all of those involved in this incident and their families. 

“Details are still emerging and a police investigation is underway and that should be allowed to proceed. 

“I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

Newry & Armagh DUP MLA, William Irwin, spoke of his sadness and concern at the news.

Mr Irwin said, “This is an awful tragedy and I understand Police have commenced investigations into this very concerning discovery. I extend my sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the wider family of the deceased individuals at this awful time.”

SDLP MLA, Justin McNulty, said there was a "dark cloud" hanging over Newry, adding, “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends of the deceased.”

His party colleague, Cllr Michael Savage added: “We believe a very tragic story is unfolding here. This news has sent shock waves across our city and has left many local people unnerved.”

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