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Man charged over Dungannon murder

A man who was murdered in County Tyrone in the early hours of Thursday morning has been named as 36-year-old Luis Nazario Ximenes. 

Mr Ximenes, originally from East Timor, southeast Asia, had been living and working in Dungannon.

The Belfast Telegraph understands he was stabbed to death in the Woodvale Park area.

Detectives investigating the murder have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man. He is due to appear at Omagh Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

A special incident room has been established at Dungannon Police Station.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to telephone 028 8775 0559, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dungannon has a large foreign national population, with many people with Portuguese-speaking backgrounds having set up to home in the town to work in local meat-processing factories.

As well as from Portugal itself, the town has attracted new residents from former Portuguese colonies including East Timor in south east Asia and Angola in Africa.

Police said the dead man had been living and working in the area.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew tweeted on Thursday morning: “Sad news this am with the violent death of a man in Dungannon, sympathy to his family, friends & community. We will do all we can to support.”

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