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Fourth person arrested in connection with death of David Neill

There were three serious stabbing incidents in Northern Ireland over the weekend.

File photo of the Parkmore area of Craigavon
File photo of the Parkmore area of Craigavon
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Updated 16.17

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a fourth person in connection with the death of 46-year-old David Neill in the Parkmore area of Craigavon, Armagh in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Craigavon last night and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Three other men, aged 20, 27 and 36, remain in custody in connection with the death.

At about 12.45am, the PSNI were informed that a man in his 40s had been stabbed following an altercation at the front door of a house. He was treated at the scene by officers and paramedics before being taken to hospital. Neill died later from his injuries.

There were three serious stabbing incidents in Northern Ireland over the weekend.

Detectives in Newtownabbey have charged a 27-year-old man with attempted murder following a stabbing incident in the Dunluskin Crescent area of Carrickfergus on Saturday night. He will appear at a Belfast court this morning. A 37-year-old man remains in critical condition in hospital following the attack.

In the third incident reported over the past two days, police attended to a man injured in a stabbing on a street in Newry. At about 4.30am Sunday, a man was left with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed following an altercation in the Thomas Street area of Bessbrook. He is currently being treated at a Belfast Hospital.

A 34-year-old man has now been charged with attempted murder and possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place. He is due to appear at Newry MC this morning.

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