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Police name Banbridge murder victim

Richard Gerard Scullion's body was discovered on Monday 

THE MAN found dead at a house in Banbridge has been named as 55-year-old Richard Gerard Scullion.

Mr Scullion's body was discovered in Millmount Court just before 5pm on Monday.

Police have said they are treating Mr Scullion's death as murder and are questioning a 28-year-old man who was arrested on Monday evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: "Earlier today we applied for and were granted an extension in relation to the suspect's detention.

"I am renewing my appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with us. Investigators can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 1000 09/07/18."

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