Man is arrested over murder of pensioner in Cookstown

Man is arrested over murder of pensioner in Cookstown

Police at the scene of the murder in Cookstown.

By a Courier reporter

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POLICE in Cookstown have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a pensioner's body was found in a house at the weekend. He is to be charged today in Omagh.

The 77-year-old woman was discovered at a home in Ratheen Avenue, Cookstown, on Sunday.

Detective Inspector Claire McGarvey said: "Police were called to the property shortly before 11am where the body of the 77-year-old woman was discovered inside.

"A 45-year-old man located at the property has been arrested on suspicion of murder.”

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