Northern Ireland

Murder inquiry into death of man in Augher, County Tyrone

Aloysius 'Wishie' Hackett
Image caption Mr Hackett was well-known in GAA circles in County Tyrone

The man who was found dead in County Tyrone at the weekend was Aloysius Hackett.

The 60-year-old's body was found on Friday evening in the Aghindarragh Road area of Augher. Police are treating the death as murder.

An 18-year-old man who was arrested on Saturday remains in custody. It is understood he is the victim's son Sean.

Mr Hackett, who was a joiner, was heavily involved in his local GAA club and was also a Eucharistic minister.

A minute's silence was held at Sunday's McKenna Cup match between Tyrone and Derry in Omagh on Sunday afternoon in memory of Mr Hackett.

Canon Lawrence Dawson, who has been supporting the Hackett family, said: "They're manfully trying to cope with huge grief and relying on their faith to pull them through.

"It is only faith and prayer that can bring them through a situation like this as they try to see some light.

"They're grasping at some possible hopes that there can be some explanation."