Belfast Telegraph

Four arrested by drugs officers after Lisnaskea double tragedy

By Joanne Fleming

Four men were arrested by police in connection with the sudden death of young mother Olivia Reilly just hours after she was buried yesterday.

The four men — two aged 28, one aged 32 and one aged 18 — were also being questioned in relation to the other sudden death of 29-year-old Noel Reilly.

The pair, not related, died within hours of each other in unexplained circumstances in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.

Ms Reilly, the 29-year-old mother of a nine-year-old boy, was found dead at a house she was visiting at Trasna Way last Sunday evening.

The next day Noel Reilly (36) was found dead at a house around a mile away.

Parish priest Father Gabriel Kelly said earlier this week that the parents of Olivia, a care worker with the elderly, were grief-stricken at her death.

He said the young mother would be remembered for “her beautiful smile”.

Mr Reilly, unemployed, was described by his father Brian as someone who “lived life to the full and was very good to his family”.

His funeral will take place at Holy Cross Church in Lisnaskea tomorrow.

Detectives investigating the sudden deaths said the men were arrested yesterday evening on suspicion of possession of class A drugs and the supply of class A drugs. The 18 year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

The arrests followed a number of searches in the town yesterday afternoon.

Officers said the investigation into the deaths of Olivia and and Noel is continuing.

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