Detectives investigating the murder of Mark Lovell in Ardcarn Park, Newry, on the evening of Thursday 1 December have arrested two men.

The arrests follow searches of properties in the Newry area on Wednesday morning, 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