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Man dies after being found lying on south Armagh road with head injuries

The man, aged in his 40s, died at the scene after being discovered on the Blaney Road in Crossmaglen in the early hours of Sunday
John Monaghan

POLICE have launched an appeal for information after the death of a man who was found lying on a road in south Armagh with head injuries.

The man, aged in his 40s, was discovered on the Blaney Road, Crossmaglen just after 5am.

Emergency services attended but he died at the scene.

Detective Inspector Michael Winters said: "We are working to establish how the man came to sustain his injuries.

"We have made a number of enquiries to date and we would appeal to anyone who has information to please get in touch.

"In particular, we would strongly urge the driver and any passenger/s of a dark-coloured car that is reported to have been at the scene at around 4.40am to call us."

The Blaney Road was closed throughout yesterday as officers conducted their investigations.

Sinn Féin councillor Aoife Finnegan said the local community was shocked at news of the death.

"This is a nightmare for any family to deal with. I would like to express my utmost sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased man," she said.

"People around here are really shocked about it.

"I would just appeal for anyone who knows anything about his tragic incident to come forward and make themselves known."

The PSNI has asked anyone with dashcam footage or information to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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