PSNI launch murder investigation after body found in house, man arrested nearby

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered this afternoon (Monday) at a house in Co Londonderry.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 4:32 pm
Updated Monday, 18th October 2021, 4:32 pm
PSNI launch murder probe

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Phelan said: “Just after 12.30 this afternoon, police received a report that the body of a deceased male had been found at a residential property in the Sandy Braes area of Magherafelt.

“Police attended and a man has been arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

“My investigation is at a very early stage and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Sandy Braes area in recent days and who witnessed anything to contact Detectives on 101 quoting reference 944 of 18/10/21.”

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