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Brutal Armagh attack was robbery, police say

By Ashleigh McDonald

Published 27/10/2008

Police investigating the murder of Co Armagh farmer Victor Stewart have revealed the motive behind the fatal attack was robbery.

The 45-year old dairy farmer was found in his Creevekeeran Road home in the Middletown area of Co Armagh last Wednesday.

Although police have not released the details of his injuries, it is understood Mr Stewart suffered a violent death.

He was murdered in his living room shortly after eating dinner.

It emerged last night that police believe the farmer was murdered around 9am last Monday.

As the investigation continues, a police spokeswoman urged anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

She said detectives were keen to speak with anyone who was in Mr Stewart’s company in the days before he was attacked.

They also want to speak to anyone who may have been in the Creevekeeran Road area between last weekend and last Tuesday and who may have witnessed suspicious activity.

Anyone with information can contact the PSNI at 02837 517390.

Information can also be passed on by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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