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Police hunt missing phone in Anita Downey murder investigation

A missing phone could be a vital piece of evidence as police investigate the murder of county Armagh woman Anita Downey.

The 51-year-old was found dead on Friday at a house in Toberhewney Lane Lower in Lurgan.

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch have charged a 51-year-old man with her murder.

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning.

Detective Inspector David McGrory said: “Our inquiries into the murder of Anita are continuing and I would like to take this opportunity to ask the public for their assistance in locating a missing mobile phone, which I believe has been missing somewhere in the Lurgan area since around 9pm on the evening of Thursday, January 19.

“I would ask anyone finding a phone anywhere in the Lurgan area to contact detectives at the incident room in Mahon Road station on 101.”

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