PSNI continue to quiz men over Down killings

 

Police in Northern Ireland were tonight given yet more time to question two Lithuanians about the murder of two men found bludgeoned to death in deep undergrowth beside a golf course.

A magistrate gave them until 10.30 p.m. tomorrow to continue quizzing them. The extra time came on top of a 36 hour extension granted yesterday.

It is understood an interpreter has been brought in to aid detectives.

The victims are believed to have died following a row between illegal immigrants.

They were among a group of Lithuanians who had been working on mushroom farms in the Newry and Mayobridge areas of Co Down.

One of the dead has been positively identified as Lithuanian and the other is thought to come from the Baltic state.

The men being questioned were detained on Friday morning following a search of a house at Newry, Co Down, three miles from where the bodies were found outside Warrenpoint earlier in the week.

A third person arrested on Friday night was released without charge the following day, said the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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