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Police probe deaths of father, son

Published 16/06/2015

PSNI officers are investigating after two men were found dead at a house in Lisnaskea
PSNI officers are investigating after two men were found dead at a house in Lisnaskea

Police are investigating the deaths of a father and son in their home in Co Fermanagh.

Pensioner John McNally and his son Holden, aged in his mid 30s, were discovered in their terraced house in Lisnaskea by a relative.

Their deaths come only a year after the family was rocked by another tragedy when another of Mr McNally's children was found dead in an apartment in the Greek capital Athens.

Police are awaiting the results of post mortems, due tomorrow, to establish how the men died.

The grim discovery was made at the home the two men lived in on St Patrick's Terrace last night.

Lisnaskea parish priest Fr Joseph Mullin said the community had been left stunned by what he described as a "profound tragedy".

"We have seen our share of tragedy over the years and this is the latest family that needs to be shouldered and supported by the community," he said. "The community will do that. They will stand shoulder to shoulder with the family."

Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Tom Elliott expressed his shock.

"My thoughts are with the family of these men," he said. "They have been thrown into tragedy. It is a really difficult time for the family and community."

Erne East councillor Richie McPhillips extended his sympathies.

"The community is very much in shock at this news," he said. "I would very much like to express my condolences to the family."

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