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Monday 22 July 2019

Police name victim of alleyway murder in Co Tyrone

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Police have named the victim of a murder in Co Tyrone as 30-year-old Pat Ward.

His body was discovered in an alleyway at McCrea Park at around 8.15am on Saturday.

A post-mortem examination on the body has yet to take place but police are treating the death as murder.

A PSNI spokesperson said Mr Ward was from the Clogher area.

A 23-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, remain in police custody.

Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew said the local community had been shocked by the incident.

“Police are investigating and I would encourage anyone with information that could help to bring it forward," the Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP said.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna, from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team, appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of McCrea Park last night or early this morning and who witnessed any unusual activity or anyone with any information that can assist my investigation to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 403 09/02/19," he said.

"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."

Belfast Telegraph

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