Three dead in Newry incident

'Three dead' in Newry incident

THE scene at Glin Ree Court today (Thursday).

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


Thursday 7 March 2019 13:25

THE PSNI have confirmed the deaths of three people at Glin Ree Court in Newry.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: “The bodies of an adult male, an adult female and a teenage girl were discovered at around 11am this morning.

"The circumstances of the deaths will now be subject to investigation and post mortem examinations will take place in due course.

"At this stage it would not be appropriate to elaborate further on the circumstances as our enquiries at an extremely early stage."

Newry and Armagh MLA, Justin McNulty earlier tweeted: "This community is in shock and a dark cloud hangs over Newry this afternoon.

"It’s my understanding three people have lost their lives. Police are describing those deaths as suspicious.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased."

Sinn Féin Newry City councillor, Charlie Casey, said the community is 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.”

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