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Update: Three held over suspicious death of man in County Down

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
Dessie Mee
Dessie Mee

Two men and a woman have been arrested in what police are treating as the suspicious death of a man in County Down.

The man, named locally as Dessie Mee, 45, was rushed to hospital after an incident in the Regent Street area of Newtownards but later died.

A postmortem is due to take place.

It was reported that the incident happened at Miller's House in the area just before 8pm last night.

Two men, aged 35 and 42 and a 29-year-old woman were arrested.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: “Mr Mee was found outside Millers House apartment block in Regent Street shortly before 7.50pm last night. He had been in an apartment immediately beforehand.

“We are appealing for information about Mr Mee’s movements last night and in the last few days. We are also appealing for information about activity in and around apartment number 25 at Millers House last night between 6pm and 8.30pm.

“I would appeal to anyone with information about Mr Mee’s death or activity at the apartment to contact detectives at Newtownards police station.”