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Man arrested following fatal stabbing incident in south Armagh

Police at scene and area cordoned off

A man has died after a suspected stabbing incident in south Armagh, according to reports.

An area around Corrinshego, close to Newry has been cordoned off by officers.

Police are at the scene.

Detectives have confirmed that a-27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident at Carrivekeeney Road this afternoon.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamon Corrigan has appealed to anyone with information to contact detectives in Newry on 101.

Former Sinn Fein chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Roisin Mulgrew said reports of the death of a young man in a stabbing incident had shocked the community.

“News of the death of a young man as a result of a stabbing has shocked and stunned  the local community here in Bessbrook and Camlough” said the Slieve Gullion councillor.

Adding: “My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim who are trying to come to terms with this terrible news.

“Circumstances are unclear at present however I would appeal to anyone that has any information about this incident  to contact the police”

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty tweeted: “Shocking news breaking from the edge of Newry this eve. A young man has lost his life. Sympathies with his family and friends.

“Anyone with any information should go to the Police.”

There are no further details at this stage.

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