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Man charged with murder over Portavogie death

Police and forensic experts in Portavogie following the death of Lija Arustamova (52)

A MAN is due in Downpatrick Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with murder of a woman at the weekend.

The 25-year-old was arrested following the death of Lija Arustamova (52) at a home on Main Street, Portavogie, Co Down.

Ms Arustamova is originally from eastern Europe but is understood to have been living in Portavogie for several years.

The incident happened during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The accused was taken to Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

Police sealed off the property for a time on while forensic analysis was carried out.

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