Murder - Milldale Crescent, Derry/Londonderry

  • 22 May 2016

Murder - Milldale Crescent, Derry/Londonderry

A 16 year old male has been arrested following the murder of a 24 year old man in Derry/Londonderry on the evening of Saturday 21 May.

Just after 10.25pm, police received a report that a man had been assaulted in the Milldale Crescent area during an altercation. The man was taken to hospital where he later died. Another 24 year old man also received injuries to his head in the incident but these are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said: “A 16 year old male was arrested shortly after midnight on Sunday 22 May and is currently assisting us with our enquiries at Strand Road Police Station.

"This has resulted in the tragic death of a young man, therefore I would ask anyone in the community who knows anything about the circumstances leading up to this incident, or saw or heard an altercation in the Milldale Crescent area, to contact police and give us this information. Please contact detectives at our Incident Room at Maydown Police Station on 028 7137 9793 or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

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.