Thursday 23 November 2017

Body of 'frail and vulnerable' man found in wheelie bin

THE body of a "frail and vulnerable" man was left dumped in a wheelie bin, police have said.

Owen Creaney, (40), was found dead in the bin at the back of a house in Craigavon, Co Armagh, on Saturday.

A 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman arrested at the property in the wake of the discovery remain in police custody.

Detectives said it appeared Mr Creaney, who required a walking frame or stick to move around, was subject to a "serious and sustained" assault.

The victim lived at Victoria Place in Lurgan.

He was found at the rear of a property at Moyraverty Court in nearby Craigavon.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell, the PSNI officer leading the murder investigation, said: "Police were called to 140 Moyraverty Court in Craigavon yesterday afternoon after a report of suspicious activity at the address.

"When officers arrived they found the body of Owen Creaney. It had been placed in a wheelie bin in a porch at the rear of the house.

"Two people in the house were arrested.

"They are a 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman. They were taken initially to Lurgan police station but have since been transferred to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station where they continue to be questioned.

"A post-mortem examination is taking place at the moment so the cause of death has yet to be determined, but early indications are that he was the victim of a serious and sustained assault."

Irish Independent

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