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Death charge Man (53) due in court charged with murder of Stephen Barriskill in Portadown

He is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

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Stephen Barriskill (PSNI/PA)

Stephen Barriskill (PSNI/PA)

Stephen Barriskill (PSNI/PA)

Police have charged a 53-year-old man with murder after another man’s body was found at a residential property in Portadown, Co Armagh.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland found the body of Stephen Barriskill, 63, early on Wednesday afternoon at the home in the Whiteside Hill area of the town, some 30 miles south-west of Belfast.

The 53-year-old was arrested later that day after the force issued an appeal for help.

He is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Mr Barriskill was well-known in the area.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, local councillor Paul Duffy of Sinn Fein, said: “We don’t know the circumstances, but obviously my thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased individual because loss for anybody is never easy.”

Speaking of the death of Mr Barriskill earlier this week, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Just after 12.07pm [Wednesday], police responding to the report of an incident located the body of a deceased male at a residential property in the Whitesides Hill area of Portadown. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder."

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