Clogher murder victim named as Pat Ward

The police have named the victim of a murder in Co Tyrone as 30-year-old Pat Ward.

His body was discovered Saturday at 8.15 am in an alley in McCrea Park.

A post-mortem examination on the body still has to take place, but the police treat death as murder.

A PSNI spokesman said Mr. Ward came from the Clogher area.

A 23-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, remain in police custody.

Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew said the local community was startled by the incident.

"The police are investigating and I would like to encourage everyone with information that could help to bring this up," said Fermanagh and Southern Tyrone.

"My thoughts are now with the family and friends of the deceased.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna, from the Major Investigation Team of PSNI, appealed to everyone with information to come forward.

"I appeal to anyone who was in the McCrea Park area, tonight or early in the morning, who witnessed an unusual activity or someone with information that could help my research to contact detectives at number 403 09 / 02/19, "he said.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity organization Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak and stop the crime."

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