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Police seeking phone as man is charged with murder of Anita Downey, 51

A man has been charged with murder in Northern Ireland.

Anita Downey, 51, was discovered dead in a property in the Toberhewney Hall area of Lurgan in Co Armagh in the early hours of Friday.

A suspect is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates' Court on Monday, police said.

PSNI Detective Inspector David McGrory said: " Detectives from PSNI serious crime branch investigating the murder of 51-year-old Anita Downey in Lurgan on Friday 20th January have charged a 51-year-old man with murder.

"As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS)."

Police inquiries into the murder are continuing and he appealed for public assistance in locating a mobile phone which detectives believe has been missing somewhere in the Lurgan area since around 9pm on the evening of Thursday January 19.

Mr McGrory added: "I would ask anyone finding a phone anywhere in the Lurgan area to contact detectives at the incident room in Mahon Road station on 101."

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