Community shocked as murder probe launched after Omagh death


Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman in Omagh at the weekend.

Thirty-six year-old Mairead McCallion died in hospital, having been found at a house in Castleview Court on Sunday morning with head injuries.

Omagh SDLP councillor Dr Josephine Deehansaid the community has been left in a state of shock following Mairead’s death and the launch of the murder investigation.

“I want to express my condolences to Mairead’s father, her brothers and sisters and all of her friends on their tragic loss,” said the councillor. “I knew Mairead and she was a very warm, caring woman. I called with the family last night and they are devastated.

“Everyone is very shocked and concerned that police have launched a murder investigation in our community and we all anxiously await the outcome of that.”