Newry deaths: PSNI investigate two sudden deaths in same street

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Police are investigating the sudden deaths of two young people in the same street in Newry just days apart.

A man and woman, both aged in their 20s, died in the Sandys Street area of the city.

Police received a report of the man’s death on Sunday evening, June 2 whilst the second report of the woman’s death was received on Wednesday evening, June 5.

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PSNI District Commander for Newry, Mourne and Down, Superintendent Norman Haslett said: “I am aware that the deaths of these two young people will cause concern in the local community.

Detectives are investigating two sudden deaths in the Sandys Street area of Newry. Picture: PacemakerDetectives are investigating two sudden deaths in the Sandys Street area of Newry. Picture: Pacemaker
Detectives are investigating two sudden deaths in the Sandys Street area of Newry. Picture: Pacemaker

"A post-mortem has now been completed into the man’s death and we await the results of a toxicology report to help determine the cause of death.

"A post mortem is still to be held to establish the cause of death of the woman – and we would urge people not to speculate at this time.

"I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that we, as a Police Service, will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding this loss of life, and send our sympathies to the families and friends of those involved.”

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