VIDEO: Detective gives briefing after discovery of murder victim Owen Creaney in bin

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A top officer has spoken to media about the gruesome discovery of a man’s body in a wheelie bin.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell, of the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch, said Owen Creaney, 40, may have been alive for some time after the assault.

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Police Forensics leaving the scene where the murder of 40 year old Owen Creaney of victoria place Lurgan took place.Police believe Lurgan murder victim Owen Creaney, 40, attacked and left injured in Craigavon house before body hidden in wheelie bin. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/07/2014 Murder Craigavon Police Forensics leaving the scene where the murder of 40 year old Owen Creaney of victoria place Lurgan took place.Police believe Lurgan murder victim Owen Creaney, 40, attacked and left injured in Craigavon house before body hidden in wheelie bin. Photo Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press

He said; “A post mortem examination is ongoing in relation to Owen’s remains at the minute, at this stage I can say he has been the victim of a very serious and sustained assault that has resulted in his death.”

A 23-year-old woman and 27-year-old man have been arrested.

They were initially taken to Lurgan police station, but have since been moved to the PSNI’s Serious Crime Suite in Antrim.

 

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