Stephen Barriskill killing: PSNI charge 53-year-old man with murder

The PSNI has charged a 53-year-old man with murder after the body of Stephen Barriskill was found at a house in Portadown.

Friday, 29th October 2021, 9:16 am

Mr Barriskill, aged 63, was found dead at a house in Whitesides Hill - a quiet rural area just outside Portadown.

The suspect is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates Court this morning

A PSNI spokesperson said yesterday: “Police have named the 63-year-old male who was murdered at a residential property in Portadown as Stephen Barriskill.

Stephen Barriskill, aged 63, was found murdered in his Portadown home on Wednesday.

“The Major Investigation Team detectives have issued a photograph of Mr Barriskill, along with a further appeal for information.”

Detective Chief Inspector McGuinness said: “Just after 12.07pm on Wednesday afternoon (27 October), police responding to the report of an incident, located the body of Mr Barriskill at a residential property in the Whitesides Hill area of Portadown.

“A man arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday remains in custody.”

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Stephen Barriskill aged 63 who was found murdered in his Portadown home on Wednesday.

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Press Eye Northern Ireland - 27th October 2021 Murder investigation launched after body found in Portadown. The body of a man was found at a residential property in the Whitesides Hill area. Photograph by Declan Roughan / Press Eye

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