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Murder enquiry launched after death of Margaret Evans in Portstewart

Police examine the scene of the murder of former well known busniess woman Margaret Evans at Portstewart. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Police examine the scene of the murder of former well known busniess woman Margaret Evans at Portstewart. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Police are now treating the death of Portstewart woman Margaret Evans as a possible murder.

The 69-year-old’s body was found by the side of her house in the town’s Knockancor Drive around lunchtime on Wednesday.

Also known as Margo, she was well-known in the area having owned the Madame Margo hair salon - continuing to work on a part-time basis following retirement earlier this year.

She was married to John and was the mother of a number of children.

A 32-year-old man arrested in connection with Mrs Evans’ death was still being questioned by detectives last night.

Detective Chief Inspector Una Jennings described the investigation as being at a “very early stage”.

She said: “A post mortem is due to take place to determine the cause of death.

“Mrs Evans’ husband has suffered a terrible loss, but is being supported by his family circle as well as a PSNI family liaison officer.”

DCI Jennings added: “I would like to appeal to anyone in the community who saw, spoke to or met with any member of the Evans family in recent days, or anyone with any information, to contact Coleraine police station or the major inquiry team at Maydown on the non-emergency number 101.”

 

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