Police probe after body found in Co Armagh

The scene of the discovery in Portadown
The scene of the discovery in Portadown

A dead body has been found in a stream in Co Armagh.

The discovery was made in the area of Mourneview Street, Portadown.



Carla Lockhart, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon DUP councillor, initially revealed the discovery on Sunday evening.

The PSNI later confirmed it, adding that the discovery had been made shortly after 11am.

Police said they believe they know who the man is, but will not confirm it as of Sunday evening.

Police said they were investigating the circumstances around how the man came to be in the stream.

Five people have been arrested – two 28-year-old man, a 30-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman, and a 17-year-old female.

Councillor Lockhart said, “first and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased. It has been a shock to learn of this death.

“This is a very disturbing situation and one that has and will rock the community...

“I have been in contact with the PSNI and an confirm that there is a high level investigation into this death and find of this body.

“They are appealing to anyone who has information to come forward to the police but assurances have been given that every effort is being made to deal with this matter sensitively.

“I have been out on the ground in Mourneview and know that the people are shocked and saddened to hear this news tonight.”