Northern Ireland

Portadown murder: Two men arrested

Murder scene

Police investigating the death of a 49-year-old man in Portadown, County Armagh, have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.

The man was found dead in his home at Clounagh Park shortly before 10:00 GMT on Monday 9 December.

Police said a post-mortem examination was held and "due to subsequent information", a murder inquiry has been launched.

Two men aged 18 and 24 were arrested and are being questioned.

The name of the man who died has not yet been released.

Image caption DUP councillor Darryn Cosby said people in the local area were in a state of shock

DUP councillor Darryn Cosby said: "The gentleman himself was very quiet and never bothered anybody.

"It's a quiet neighbourhood, so everybody is shocked to hear there has been a suspected murder and especially in the mouth of Christmas."

A number of police searches were carried out in Portadown on Saturday.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the Clounagh Park area between 22:30 GMT on Sunday 8 December and 09:45 GMT the following day and noticed anything suspicious to contact them.