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DUP MLA says 'community coming to terms with two lives lost' after sudden deaths in Banbridge and Portadown



Police attended the scene

Police attended the scene

Police attended the scene

A man aged in his 30s has died suddenly in Banbridge.

Police attended the scene at a house in the Golf Terrace area on Thursday night.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course to determine the cause of death.

It was the second sudden death in the Upper Bann area as police attended an unrelated death earlier that day.

In a separate incident a 29-year-old man died suddenly in Portadown.

He died in what locals described as tragic circumstances in the Hartfield Avenue area of the town.

He was named locally as Alan McCreery, a former Craigavon Senior High School pupil.

Police said they were not treating his death as suspicious.

Upper Bann DUP MLA Carla Lockhart said the community was coming to terms with the fact "two young lives have been lost".

She said: "My thoughts and prayers are very much with the family of the deceased.  It is such a sad situation that a young man’s life has ended in its prime.  This is the second sudden death in the constituency in two days and to that end the community is coming to terms with the fact that two young lives have been lost.

"With regards to the Banbridge death I have on a number of occasions contacted the PSNI, and the NIHE concerning some of the alleged activity in this area.  I am therefore calling on the authorities to take action and ensure that this matter is dealt with urgently.”

Belfast Telegraph