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Crossmaglen murder: police granted further 24 hours to question arrested man

Annaghmare Road Crossmaglen

Major Investigation Team detectives have been granted an extension of 24-hours to question a 67-year-old man arrested as part of a murder investigation in Crossmaglen.

Michael McConville (74) was found dead in a house in the Annaghmare Road area of the town on Saturday evening, June 15.

He was discovered in the bathroom of his house by a neighbour who became concerned after the pensioner failed to answer the door.

He was officially named by police on Monday, with Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly saying: “He was located in a bathroom with serious head injuries – believed to have been caused by a weapon.”

The  67-year-old man, who is local to the area, has been arrested in connection with the suspected murder.

On Tuesday, detectives had been granted a 36-hour extension to question the suspect.

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