Police given more time to question man after murder of pensioner in Crossmaglen

David Young, PA

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in south Armagh have been granted a further 36 hours to question a 67-year-old man.

Michael McConville, 74, was found dead in a house in the Annaghmare Road area of Crossmaglen on Saturday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) launched a murder investigation.

A 67-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr McConville was found with serious head injuries, which detectives believe to have been caused by a weapon.