Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 25-year-old man was found in the Lake Road area of Craigavon, Co Armagh last night. 

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A post mortem is due to be carried out.

Officers said residents in the Lake Road/Clonmeen areas were likely to face disruption today as investigations continued.

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart described the incident as shocking.

"This is obviously a very sad situation for the family of the deceased man and my thoughts are with them at this time," said the DUP representative.

"A young life cut off in its prime. The police should be commended once again for the speed with which they have moved with the investigation. They should be given the space to conduct their work.

"It is shocking to wake up to the news that another life has been needlessly taken.

"I appeal to anyone with information to contact the police via the 101 non-emergency number or anonymously on the confidential phone number."

Sinn Féin Assembly member John O'Dowd said: "We awoke this morning to news that a young man has lost his life in what appears to be a very violent and vicious attack."

He added: "I would ask anyone with information regardless of how small they may believe it to be to bring it forward to the PSNI."

Additional reporting PA