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Three remain in custody on suspicion of Lurgan murder as victim still to be formally identified

"The investigation is at a very early stage...I am aware there may be some video footage circulating on social media and I would be keen to see it."

Police at the scene in Lurgan where they have launched a murder investigation. Edward Street in the town has been closed off after an incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team are continuing to investigate the murder of a man, yet to be identified, following an incident in the Edward Street area of Lurgan, on Sunday.

Two women, aged 35 and 43, and a 31 year old man, who were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder, are still in custody assisting with police enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “Sadly a family has lost a loved one, which is particularly poignant in the run up to Christmas. My thoughts are very much with them.

“The post mortem is expected to take place tomorrow and we are also hoping formal identification of the victim will take place then.

“The investigation is at a very early stage and I am appealing for anyone who was in the Edward Street or Francis Street areas of Lurgan between 2am and 5am on Sunday morning, and who noticed any suspicious activity or who may have captured dash-cam footage which could assist with the investigation, to come forward to police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has any CCTV footage to contact police.

“I am aware there may be some video footage circulating on social media and I would be keen to see it.

“I have launched the Major Incident Public Portal where anyone can upload CCTV, dashcam and any other footage via

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting reference number 370 03/12/23. A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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