26 May 2017
DUP Upper Bann Westminster candidate David Simpson has expressed shock following the discovery of an elderly couple who were found dead in their home near to Craigavon Area Hospital. It is believed they were murdered.
Spokesman on Business Innovation & Skills and Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Member of the DEFRA Committee.
Mr Simpson said, "My thoughts and prayers are with the deceased family. This is a horrific scene and one that has shocked the entire Portadown and wider community.
The couple were in their 80s and tragically lost their lives in their own home today. A family member was the first to find them and we can only begin to imagine the shock, heartbreak and pain this has caused.
I am liaising with the PSNI and would encourage anyone with information to come forward.
Someone has been taken into custody and investigations are ongoing.
It is important the family receive time and space to grieve the loss of two parents in such tragic circumstances."