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Community stunned following sudden death of man in Newry play area

A community has been left stunned following the death of a man in a Newry play area.

The man was discovered in the Kickabout Area of Parkhead Crescent.

Carnagat Community Association, posting on social media, said: “Very sad news to wake up to this morning that a man has died in the Kickabout Area in Parkhead Crescent

“We are thinking of his family at this sad time, may he rest in peace.

“We would ask everyone to please be respectful around the area and let the emergency services carry out their jobs.”

Sinn Fein councillor Charlie Casey said: “This is tragic news coming from Parkhead. I would echo the appeal of the community association.

“The Emergency Services have once again a harrowing job to do as they ascertain the circumstances involved.”

SDLP councillor Michael Savage added: “Very sad news. Condolences to his family at this sad time. RIP.”

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