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‘Complete shock’ as Clogher murder probe continues

RESIDENTS in a Clogher housing estate are in “complete shock” as police continue to question two suspects over a suspected murder there at the weekend.

The body of Pat Ward (30), who was originally from Sligo, but had been living in Clogher, was found in an alleyway in McCrea Park at around 8.15am on Saturday morning.

Several hours later, detectives confirmed that they had launched a murder investigation.

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Yesterday (Sunday), the PSNI were granted additional time to question a 23-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

Veteran Clogher Valley councillor, Wills Robinson, visited McCrea Park this morning.

He said that local residents were in “complete shock” over what had happened.

Mr Robinson, who lives several miles outside Clogher and knows the area well, said, “A tragedy like that is beyond what you would expect to happen in a quiet, country village.”

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