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Newry Woman Granted Compassionate Bail to Attend Funeral of Her Father

A Newry woman has been granted compassionate bail to attend the funeral of her father.

Whitney Hughes, (30), of Ardcarn Park in the city, appeared before Newry Magistrates’ Court  applying for compassionate bail to attend the wake and funeral service of her father who was shot and killed in newry last week.

Hughes,  from Ardcarn Park in the city, faces 14 counts in total including 12 drug charges relating to possessing, supplying and intending to supply heroin, cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine and two further charges relating to possessing criminal cash and trading in counterfeit football clothing, all alleged to have been committed on 4 July this year. 

Police confirmed recently the man murdered in Newry on Thursday 1 December was Mark Lovell.

The 58 year old was shot a number of times, at close range, outside his home in the Ardcarn Park area of the city shortly after 6pm.

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team launched a murder investigation after a man was shot and killed in Newry on the 1st of December.

The 58-year-old man was shot a number of times, at close range, outside his home in the Ardcarn Park area of the city. 

Two men have since been arrested. The arrests follow searches of properties in the Newry area this morning, Wednesday 7 December.

The two men, aged 45 and 40, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time. Detectives are reiterating their appeal for anyone with information to contact them on 101. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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