Man and woman found dead at house in Co Fermanagh

PSNI understood not to be looking for anyone else in connection with Lisnaskea fatalities

Police in Co Fermanagh are investigating the deaths of a 51-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man.

Police in Co Fermanagh are investigating the deaths of a 51-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man.

 

Police in Co Fermanagh were last night investigating the deaths of a 51-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man.

They said that “at this stage detectives are not looking for anyone in relation to this incident”.

The bodies were found at a house in the Abbey Road area of Lisnaskea. The scene was sealed off while the property was examined.

The house where the couple were found is located between the villages of Maguiresbridge and Brookeborough and the town of Lisnaskea. For a period on Monday night roads in the Maguiresbridge area were closed as police carried out their initial investigations.

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Sinn Féin Fermanagh Assembly member Seán Lynch said he was out canvassing for Sinn Féin Westminster candidate Michelle Gildernew in the general area when he learned what had happened.

“Local people are in a state of shock and disbelief,” he said “My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this tragic time.” Local SDLP councillor Garbhan McPhillips said people in the area were very shocked by the news of the deaths. “My thoughts and prayers go out the families involved,” he said.

The PSNI said detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident but the force did not comment on the causes of the deaths.

Detectives were not understood to be looking for anyone in connection with the incident.

The house is located close to the main Enniskillen to Belfast road.

Ulster Unionist Party MP Tom Elliott responded to news of the deaths on Twitter by offering his “thoughts and prayers” to those involved.

“Very sad to hear of death of man and woman outside Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh. Thoughts and prayers with sorrowing families,” he said.