Murder probe launched after body found in Co Derry

The PSNI has appealed for information.
Murder probe launched after body found in Co Derry

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA

Detectives from the PSNI Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation after the body of a male was discovered on Monday in Co Derry.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Phelan said: “Just after 12.30 this afternoon, police received a report that the body of a deceased male had been found at a residential property in the Sandy Braes area of Magherafelt.

“Police attended and a man has been arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

“My investigation is at a very early stage and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Sandy Braes area in recent days and who witnessed anything to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 944 of 18/10/21.”

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