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Shock after body is recovered from River Bann

River Bann Lenaderg
The River Bann at Lenaderg

A person’s body has been recovered from the River Bann.

Emergency services are on the scene after the body was removed from the river near Lenaderg, between Laurencetown and Banbridge, on Tuesday.

DUP councillor Mark Baxter said the body has been identified and family are being notified.

“Sad to learn that a body has been recovered from the River Bann near Lenaderg,” he commented.

“[The body] has been identified and police are contacting family members. Thoughts and prayers with the family.”

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart added: “My thoughts are very much with the family of the deceased.

“This is very sad news today coming from the local community regarding the recovery of a body in the River Bann near Lenaderg.

“I have spoken with the PSNI and they have a clear line of inquiry.

“It is important to give the family time and space to mourn their loss and would ask for their privacy to be respected.”

There are no further details at this stage.

Our thoughts are with all involved this afternoon.

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