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Police investigating death of three people in ‘suspicious’ circumstances

Glin Ree Court, Downshire Road, Newry

Police are investigating the death of three people in Newry.

The deaths are being treated as “suspicious” at this present time, according to a local MLA.

Police have cordoned off an area at Glin Ree Court on the Downshire Road.

SDLP’s Justin McNulty, who is at the scene, says “the community is in shock and a dark cloud hangs over Newry this afternoon”.

He added: “It’s my understanding three people have lost their lives. Police are describing those deaths as suspicious.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.

“Over the coming hours and days more will become known but for now this community is stunned and my thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives and with this community.”

Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey has said the community in Newry is in shock.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with all of those involved in this incident and their families,” said councillor Casey.

“Details are still emerging and a police investigation is underway and that should be allowed to proceed.

“I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

Newry & Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin MLA has spoken of his sadness and concern after the bodies of a man, woman and teenage girl were discovered in a flat at Glin Ree Court in Newry.

Mr Irwin said: “This is an awful tragedy and I understand Police have commenced investigations into this very concerning discovery.

“I extend my sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the wider family of the deceased individuals at this awful time.”

There are no further details at this stage but this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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