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Teen (16) arrested in connection with murder last night

A man was assaulted in the Milldale Crescent area
A man was assaulted in the Milldale Crescent area

A 16 year old boy has been arrested by the PSNI following the murder of a 24 year old man 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. 

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said: “A 16 year old male was arrested shortly after midnight on Sunday 22 May and is currently assisting police 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."

Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: "The death of this young man in these circumstances is a tragedy that has shocked the local area.

"There is a live police investigation into this incident and that should be allowed to go ahead.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the man who was killed at this difficult time."