Beattie expresses shock at Portadown murders

Doug Beattie MC MLA, the Ulster Unionist Westminster candidate for Upper Bann, has expressed his shock at the news that an elderly couple have been found murdered in their home at Upper Ramone Park in Portadown.    

Doug Beattie MC said:

"This is a very quiet area of Portadown which has been visited by an absolutely terrifying situation this afternoon.

“An elderly couple in their 80s have been murdered in their own home and my thoughts and prayers are with them, their family and their friends.

“I was on the scene shortly after the incident and the local community was visibly shocked.

“I welcome the fact that the police have arrested a man and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. This is not the time to engage in speculation. The family affected and the local community must be given time and space to come to terms with this dreadful tragedy.”

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