Northern Ireland

Augher death: Teenager still held in murder inquiry

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

Detectives are continuing to question a teenager about the murder of a 60-year-old man in Augher, County Tyrone.

Aloysius Hackett was found dead at his home on Aghindarragh Road on Friday night. Police have confirmed he died after sustaining a gunshot wound.

It is understood the 18-year-old who is in custody is Mr Hackett's son, Sean.

Mr Hackett was heavily involved in his local GAA club. A minute's silence was held at Sunday's McKenna Cup match between Tyrone and Derry in Omagh.

Canon Lawrence Dawson, who has been supporting the Hackett family, said at the weekend: "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."

The mayor of Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council, Phelim Gildernew, said the devastation caused by tragedy in the was "tangible" in the local area.

"I would just ask the community to stand shoulder to shoulder - as they will, as the GAA community always does - with the family at this time," he said.

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