Murder investigation launched after death of man in Newtownards

  • 26 February 2017

Murder investigation launched after death of man in Newtownards

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Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man on Bangor Road in Newtownards early this morning, Sunday 26 February

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway from Serious Crime Branch said: “Shortly after 5.30am police responded to a report that a man had been assaulted outside a house in the area. A man, aged in his 20’s, was discovered lying on the road. He was treated by Ambulance staff but died at the scene a short time later. A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to help determine the cause of death.

“Two males, both aged 19, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody at this time.

“This incident has resulted in the tragic death of a young man and 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 area of Bangor Road in Newtownards, to contact police and give us this information. Please contact Detectives on 101 quoting reference number 391 of 26/02/17 or alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers 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.