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Investigation launched after man's body found at Co Fermanagh road

An investigation has been launched after man's body found at a road in Maguiresbridge, Co Fermangh
Connla Young

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the remains of man found dead on a Co Fermanagh road.

The discovery was made at Maguiresbridge on Monday a short time after a road traffic collision nearby.

It is believed the man is a foreign national aged in his 50s who lived in the Maguiresbridge area.

The PSNI said that it received a report of a collision at Main Street at around 1.15pm on Monday.

It is understood the incident involved a minor collision.

A male driver involved then left the scene.

Police said that at just before 1.40pm they received another report that a man's body had been found a short distance away at Belfast Road.

The PSNI said that a "post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to determine the cause of death and police are continuing to conduct enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the death".

UUP councillor Victor Warrington said local people were shocked by the man's death.

"Unfortunately the A4 has been an absolute nightmare over the years for fatalities and accidents and this is yet another one on it," he said.

"There's always shock in a small rural community."

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