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Newry community stunned following sudden death of man in play area

The man's body was discovered in the Parkhead Crescent area of Newry
The man's body was discovered in the Parkhead Crescent area of Newry

The Newry community has been left stunned following the sudden death of a man in a play area in the town.

His body was discovered in the play area at Parkhead Crescent on Saturday morning.

In a post on social media, Carnagat Community Association said: "Very sad news to wake up to this morning that a man has died in the kickabout area in Parkhead Crescent. We are thinking of his family at this sad time, may he rest in peace.

"We would ask everyone to please be respectful around the area and let the emergency services carry out their jobs."

A PSNI spokesperson said that a post mortem will be conducted to establish the cause of death, however it is not being treat as suspicious at this time.

SDLP councillor Michael Savage said: "Very sad news. Condolences to his family at this sad time. RIP"

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