Northern Ireland

Lurgan, County Armagh: Man charged with Anita Downey murder

The scene in the Toberhewney Hall area of Lurgan on Friday morning
Image caption The scene in the Toberhewney Hall area of Lurgan on Friday morning

A 51-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Anita Downey in Lurgan, County Armagh.

The body of Ms Downey, 51, was discovered in a house in the Toberhewney Hall area at about 02:50 GMT on Friday.

The man who has been charged is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates' Court on Monday.

All charges are reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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Image caption Police say the woman who died in the incident was 51-year-old Anita Downey

PSNI Inspector David McGrory said enquiries into the murder were continuing and asked the public for their assistance in locating a mobile phone which he believes "has been missing somewhere in the Lurgan area since around 9pm on the evening of Thursday 19th January".

He asked anyone finding a phone in the Lurgan area to contact detectives at the incident room in Mahon Road station.

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