Sunday 22 April 2018

Man (19) dies following early morning assault in city centre

William Street, Derry
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A 19-year-old man has died in Derry following an assault in the city centre.

The incident happened on the William Street area of the city at approximately 2am on Sunday.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce of the PSNI Serious Crime Branch said: "Police received a report of an assault around 2.15am and attended the scene alongside the NI Ambulance Service.

"We believe that the victim was in an altercation with another male and was seriously injured during an assault. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries a short time later.

“Police are aware that many people were socialising in William Street earlier this morning and we would like to hear from members of the public who witnessed an altercation in William Street between approximately 1:45am and 2:15am to get in touch with detectives at Strand Road on telephone number 101, quoting reference number 228 of 24/9/17."

Cheif Inspector Boyce added: "Police would particularly like to hear from motorists who were either parked on or travelling along William Street during these times and who had a dash cam fitted to their vehicle."

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has expressed her condolences following the death of a young man in Derry.

The Foyle MP said: "The city woke up this morning to the sad news that a young man lost his life in an incident in the city centre last night.

"My thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of this young man who will no doubt be devastated at this tragic news.

"There is a great sense of shock and sadness in the community following this death."

Ms McCallion added: "I would call on anyone with information on what happened to bring it forward to the PSNI."

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