PSNI treat Markethill body as hit-and-run

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Police are treating the discovery of a body at the roadside near Markethill this morning as a hit-and-run.

It happened in the Shillinghill Road area of Armagh.

Detective Inspector Colin Patterson said: “A man’s body was found lying in the road shortly before 7am this morning. We are currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death, however, at this stage we believe this may have been as a result of a hit and run RTC. I would particularly like to speak to anyone who can help us with our enquiries. I would appeal to them to contact Police at Armagh on the non-emergency number 101.”

Ulster Unionist representative for Newry and Armagh, Danny Kennedy MLA, has described how the discovery just outside Markethill has been “a matter of great concern to the local community”.

“This is a very quiet, rural area and the news of the discovery has shocked the local community,” he said.

“I offer my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the individual, who is well known in the area, at this difficult time.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information which could assist the PSNI in their enquiries into this incident to bring that forward immediately.”

“This is a very quiet, rural area and the news of the discovery has shocked the local community,” he said.

“I offer my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the individual, who is well known in the area, at this difficult time.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information which could assist the PSNI in their enquiries into this incident to bring that forward immediately.”