Police at Scene of Sudden Death in Newry

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Officers have been at Cowan street since last night

Jonathan McCambridge (PA)

Police are investigating a sudden death in Newry, Co Down.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police are currently at the scene of a sudden death in the Cowan Street area of Newry.

“Inquiries are continuing.”

An ambulance service spokesperson said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 1854 on Monday January 30 following reports of an incident in the Cowan Street area of Newry.

“NIAS despatched a rapid response paramedic, two emergency crews and an ambulance officer to the incident.

“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, nobody was taken to hospital.”

In a Twitter post Newry and Armagh Sinn Fein urged people to avoid the area.

The post said: “There has been a sudden death this evening in Cowan Street.

“A police operation is ongoing and I would encourage people to avoid the area until further notice.

“Our thoughts are with the family of those involved.”

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