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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder following Derry assault that left 19-year-old man dead

The incident happened on William Street in the city at about 2am this morning.

william William Street, Derry Source: Google Maps

AN 18-YEAR-OLD local man has been arrested in Derry on suspicion of murder after a serious assault left another man dead.

The PSNI have appealed for witnesses to the serious assault which took place in the city of Derry to come forward.

The incident occurred on William Street in the city at about 2am this morning.

The 19-year-old victim was involved in an altercation with another man and was seriously injured in the subsequent assault, with the PSNI and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attending the scene in the aftermath.

The dead man has now been identified as Jordan McConomy from the Rossnagalliagh area of the city.

The man 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 the altercation there between approximately 1.45am and 2.15am,” said Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce of the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch.

We would particularly like to hear from motorists who were either parked on or travelling along William Street during these times and who had a dashcam fitted to their vehicle.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PSNI detectives at Strand Road in the city on 101, quoting reference number 228 of 24 September 2017.

Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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