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Body found this afternoon at house of Banbridge estate

Ballygowan Park, Banbridge

A body has been discovered in Banbridge this afternoon.

A police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found in a house in the Ballygowan Park area of Banbridge this afternoon.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death.”

The body had been discovered at around 2.40pm.

DUP councillor Carla Lockhart told the Newsletter there was a huge police presence in the area.

Ballygowan Park, Banbridge

Ballygowan Park, Banbridge

She said: “It is obviously alarming for people to see such a heavy police presence in a residential area.

“I have spoken to the PSNI and they indicate that investigations are ongoing and officers will remain in the area until they have completed this process.”

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