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Six people arrested after 17-year-old killed in stabbing in Derry

Five males have been arrested following the incident.


SIX PEOPLE HAVE been arrested following the murder of a boy in Derry last night.

The victim has been named as 17-year-old Blake Newland. Blake was found seriously injured with stab wounds at a home in the Woodland Walk area of the town of Limavady.

Police said they received a report at around 9.35pm last night that a man in his 50s had been stabbed. Officers attended and while carrying out enquiries they located Blake.

He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Detectives from the Police Service’s Major Investigation Team are now investigating the murder. Blake was from the Limavady area.

Six men have been arrested in relation to the incident and are currently in police custody.

The second injured man was taken to hospital, where he remains for treatment to injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this time.

In a statement, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson said that the PSNI was appealing for witnesses.

“We are appealing to witnesses or anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 quoting 1924 02/02/24. Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111,” he said.

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