Man and two women arrested on suspicion of murder in Co Armagh

PSNI opens inquiry into death in Edward Street area of Lurgan in early hours of Sunday

Two women and a man have been arrested by police investigating a suspected murder in Co Armagh.

Detectives have opened an inquiry into an incident which occurred in the Edward Street area of Lurgan in the early hours of Sunday.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said two women, aged 35 and 43, and a man (31) had been arrested on suspicion of murder and were in custody assisting with police enquiries.

Edward Street remained closed on Sunday afternoon while officers conducting door-to-door inquiries. A police cordon covered a number of surrounding housing estates, with forensics officers erecting a tent in one area. It is understood the dead person has yet to be identified.


Local DUP MP Carla Lockhart said the news was “very alarming” and “deeply concerning” for residents of the area.

“My thoughts are with the deceased’s family,” she said, adding that it was “important to allow the police time and space to investigate this evolving situation”.

Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd told the BBC that “no community wants to wake up to the scenes we are witnessing here with police cordons and forensic officers on the ground”.

“At this stage the police are doing their job, they are gathering information, they are appealing for witnesses and I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward,” he said.

Alliance Party MLA Eoin Tennyson said his “thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones” of the deceased.

“I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through at present,” he added.

The PSNI asked anyone who was in the Edward Street or Francis Street areas between 2am and 5am on Sunday, and who noticed any suspicious activity or who may have captured dashcam footage which could assist its investigation, to come forward. - PA