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Twin brother of man killed in Lurgan is arrested in police probe

By Allan Preston

The twin brother of a murder victim in Lurgan has been arrested by police, it's reported.

Police arrested the 45 year-old, believed to be from Lithuania, after his twin brother's body was discovered in a Lurgan apartment block on Sunday.

Police were called to the scene on Victoria Street at around 2.15pm. The man has not been named and no details of his injuries have been released.

The 45-year-old man remained in custody last night where he was helping police with their enquiries.

Speaking yesterday, the Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly said she had been informed the two men were twin brothers on Sunday.

"The police have told me they believe the death occurred on Saturday night, but it was Sunday before someone else came along to the house and saw the man dead and reported it," she said. "A lot of people didn't know until Monday. It's also the same block of flats that Laura Marshall was murdered at."

The 21-year-old dental nurse's body was discovered in the same building a year ago in an unrelated incident. A man was charged with murder, but the case has yet to reach trial.

"There's been a series of violent deaths in the last one to two years in people's own homes," Mrs Kelly added.

"It's just shocking to drive past this spot where this horrendous thing happened on the street that so many people live.

"After the Troubles, most young people living here will not have had to experience such brutality and sudden death before."

Speaking on Sunday, the DUP MLA for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, had called the shocking news "horrendous."

"My thoughts are with those now mourning the loss of a loved one. I sympathise and assure them of my prayers."

The PSNI has appealed for any information in relation to the new investigation, asking the public to call detectives in Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 769 of August 6, 2017.

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