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The man killed in Craigavon last night, has been named locally as Nathan Gibson.
The 25 year-old's body was discovered on a tow path in the Lake Road area last night.
It's understood the killing may be linked to an earlier incident in the area.
Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “First and foremost my thoughts go out to the family of Nathan at this very sad time.
“Police received a report late last night that Nathan had been attacked. On further investigation, police found Nathan fatally wounded on the tow path convenient to Lake Road. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A 40 year old man was arrested – he remains in police custody at this time.
Local reports that a young woman was taken to hospital after fleeing a property in the Legahory area of Craigavon from an upstairs window - police at the scene which has been cordoned off. pic.twitter.com/rS9yBfXrTg— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 17, 2020
Officers said residents in the Lake Road/Clonmeen areas were likely to face disruption through Friday as investigations continued.
Detective Chief Inspector Caldwell continued: “I need to know the movements of Nathan last night between 5.30pm and 11.30pm. Did you see him? Was he in the company of anyone else? Did you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously in the area of the tow path from Legahory Court to Lake Road area of Craigavon?
“We are also investigating another incident at a house in the Legahory Court area of Craigavon. Whilst we cannot get into specific details of this incident we are also appealing to anyone who witnessed anyone acting in a suspicious manner in this area late last night to contact police."
Forensic teams are examining a murder scene in Craigavon this afternoon.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 17, 2020
The body of a 25 year-old man was discovered in the Lake Road area last night, and a post mortem is taking place to establish a cause of death. pic.twitter.com/PYJXqKDhj9
Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart described the incident as shocking.
"This is obviously a very sad situation for the family of the deceased man and my thoughts are with them at this time," said the DUP representative.
"A young life cut off in its prime.
"The police should be commended once again for the speed with which they have moved with the investigation.
"They should be given the space to conduct their work.
"It is shocking to wake up to the news that another life has been needlessly taken.
"I appeal to anyone with information to contact the police via the 101 non-emergency number or anonymously on the confidential phone number."
Sinn Fein Assembly member John O'Dowd said: "Tragic news about the discovery of a man's body in the Lake Road area of Craigavon last night."
He urged anyone with information to contact the police.
Upper Bann MLA John O’Dowd says the Craigavon community is in shock following the murder of a 25yo man.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) January 17, 2020
The body was discovered on a bridge leading onto Lake Road from nearby parkland.
A 40yo man has been arrested.
Crime scenes in Clonmeen Estate and Legahory are linked. pic.twitter.com/LrN2Ecznay