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Murder probe launched after body found at house in Co Derry

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found at a property in Co Londonderry.

The man's body was discovered a a derelict property on the Glen Road on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 3.

He has been named as Piotr Krowka, who was a member of the local Polish community and aged in his late 30s.

He had been living in Maghera for a number of years and had been sleeping rough at the derelict property, known locally as the former Parochial House.

The man suffered serious injuries to his head and body and police are working to establish the circumstances which led to his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce from PSNI Major Investigation Team said: “I am keen to identify Piotr's movements between Good Friday and Easter Tuesday when his body was discovered and I would appeal to anyone who was in contact with or who may have witnessed Piotr during this time to please contact us.

"I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious at this house during the timeframe to contact detectives at our incident room at Magherafelt PSNI Station by calling 101, quoting reference number 919 of 03/04/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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