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Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

16-year-old arrested after man murdered in Derry

Another 24 year old man also received injuries to his head.

Milldale Crescent in Derry.
Milldale Crescent in Derry.
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A 16-YEAR-OLD is in custody after the murder of a man in his 20s in Derry last night.

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 the teenager was in custody.

“A 16 year old male was arrested shortly after midnight 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.”

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