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Murder investigation launched following death of man in Crossmaglen

Annaghmare Road Crossmaglen

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with fatal head injuries in the bathroom of a house in Crossmaglen over the weekend.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have also arrested a man following the discovery of the victim, who was in his 70s, in the Annaghmare Road area of the town.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly said: “Police received a report of the death of a man at a residential property in the Annaghmare Road area of the town shortly after 7pm on Saturday, June 15.

“On arrival, officers located the body of a man with serious head injuries in the bathroom.

“Our enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances surrounding his death and officers remain at the scene.

“A 67-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“I am appealing to anyone who believes they may have information which could assist us with our investigation to contact us on 101 quoting reference 1435 15/06/24.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

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.

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