Detectives from PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 29-year-old man was discovered in the Burrendale Park Road area of Newcastle at the weekend.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna, who is leading the investigation, said: “Police received a report at 1:45pm on Saturday (8th December) that the body of a man had been discovered at a flat.
“Following a post mortem examination yesterday (Sunday, 9 December) I am now treating this death as murder.
“A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and he remains in custody assisting us with our enquiries at this time.
“I am appealing to anyone with any information which may assist my investigation to call detectives on 101, quoting reference number 712 of 08/12/18.
“Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.