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Murder investigation launched after body of man found in Magherafelt

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation after the body of a male was discovered this afternoon, Monday 18 October 2021.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Phelan said:

"Just after 12.30pm, 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.”