Body of man found by dog walker in Portadown

A body of a man was found in Portadown this morning by a pedestrian walking a dog.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 4:46 pm

It is understood the PSNI and emergency services attended the scene in Jervis Street.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police attended the report of a sudden death of a man in the Jervis Street area of Portadown this morning (Thursday, March 25).

“A post mortem is scheduled to determine the cause of death, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

Jervis St, Portadown. Photo courtesy of Google.
Jervis St, Portadown. Photo courtesy of Google.

SDLP Cllr Eamon McNeill said: “Regrettably a body has been found and the Emergency Services are in attendance.

“Anyone with any information please contact PSNI.

“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

DUP Cllr Darryn Causby said he understands the man’s body had been in a small garden owned by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council and close to the Jobs and Benefits Office for more than 24 hours.

“It is a terrible tragedy for his family and my thoughts and prayers are with them.

“I appreciate the patience of the residents of the area while the police deal with the situation.

“My thoughts are also with the person who found this man’s body.”

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