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Murder investigation underway after 56-year-old man stabbed to death in Co Derry

The PSNI is appealing for anyone with information related to the incident to come forward.

LAST UPDATE | 30 Aug 2023

THE PSNI HAS launched a murder investigation following the fatal stabbing of a 56-year-old man in Kilrea, Co Derry. 

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday in connection with the case. At this stage of the investigation, the PSNI has said it is not looking for any other suspects. 

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team are leading the investigation into the incident, which occurred in the Fallahogy Terrace area of Kilrea. 

Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said that shortly before 4.50pm yesterday police received a report that a man had been stabbed. 

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene,” he added. 

Police are appealing for anyone with information related to this case to come forward. 

“The investigation is at a very early stage and I would urge to anyone with information or anyone who was in the Fallahogy Terrace area of Kilrea around the time to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 1304 of 29/08/23,” DCI McGuinness said. 

Information can also be provided online using the non-emergency reporting form available here. People can also submit information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or on their website.

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