Sunday 16 June 2019

Sudden death of pensioner in Co Armagh being investigated by police

The PSNI are investigating the incident
The PSNI are investigating the incident

Rebecca Black

Police are investigating the sudden death of an elderly man in Co Armagh.

The 80-year-old was found at a house in Portadown on Wednesday afternoon. A woman, who is also believed to be in her 80s, has been taken to hospital for treatment. It is understood the man was discovered in the Levaghery Gardens area.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokeswoman confirmed officers are investigating the circumstances of the man's death.

"Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man in his 80s at a house in Portadown this afternoon," she said.

"A post-mortem will be carried out in due course.

"A woman, also believed to be in her 80s, has been taken to hospital for treatment."

DUP Northern Ireland Assembly member Carla Lockhart said her thoughts were with the man's family.

"Tragic news this evening in Portadown with the death of an elderly person and another one who has been taken to hospital," she said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with both this person and the family concerned."

Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie also expressed his sadness.

"Sad news coming from Levaghery Gardens, Portadown," he said.

"Emergency services are dealing with an incident which has resulted in one death and another being admitted to hospital.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends at this difficult time."

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