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Murder inquiry after body of Nathan Gibson (25) found in Craigavon

 PSNI forensic officers and dog at the scene in Craigavon. Picture by Hugh Russell

THE 25-year-old man whose death in Craigavon has led to a murder investigation has been named as Nathan Gibson.

Police found Mr Gibson's body on the tow path close to Lake Road last night after receiving a report that he had been attacked. A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said that as part of the inquiry detectives are investigating "another incident at a house in the Legahory Court area of Craigavon". 

"Whilst we cannot get into specific details of this incident we are also appealing to anyone who witnessed anyone acting in a suspicious manner in this area late last night to contact police," he added.

DCI Caldwell said: “First and foremost my thoughts go out to the family of Nathan at this very sad time.

“Police received a report late last night that Nathan had been attacked. On further investigation, police found Nathan fatally wounded on the tow path convenient to Lake Road.  Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene."

DCI Caldwell said detectives wanted to know the victim's movements between 5.30pm and 11.30pm last night.

"Did you see him? Was he in the company of anyone else? Did you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously in the area of the tow path from Legahory Court to Lake Road area of Craigavon?

“We are also investigating another incident at a house in the Legahory Court area of Craigavon. Whilst we cannot get into specific details of this incident we are also appealing to anyone who witnessed anyone acting in a suspicious manner in this area late last night to contact police."

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart described the death as shocking.

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd said: "It's a tragic incident. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time."

He called on anyone with information to pass it on to police.

 

 The death of a man in Craigavon is being treated as murder. Picture by Hugh Russell

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