Thursday 17 April 2014

Murder inquiry into man's death

The body of the man was discovered in Aghindarragh Road, Augher

An investigation into the suspicious death of a man has been upgraded to a murder inquiry.

The 60-year-old victim discovered in Aghindarragh Road in Augher, Co Tyrone, on Friday was named locally as Aloysius 'Wishie' Hackett.

An 18-year-old man arrested yesterday over the killing remains in police custody.

Mr Hackett was a very active member of Augher St Macartan's GAA club.

A former chairman, he remained as part of the senior management.

A spokesman for the club said: "Augher St Macartan's GFC respects the request made by the Hackett family for privacy at this time of mourning."

Police are awaiting the outcome of a post-mortem examination on Mr Hackett's body.

Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott said that Mr Hackett's death was a tragedy for his family and entire community.

"Augher is a close knit rural community where an incident like this will have a bearing on the general population of the area," he added.

Press Association

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