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murder appeal Man (23) who died after 'assault' outside Portadown premises named

Mr Bailey-Sloan is thought to have collapsed shortly after the alleged assault in the early hours of Sunday

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West Street and Mandeville Street junction in Portadown

West Street and Mandeville Street junction in Portadown

West Street and Mandeville Street junction in Portadown

The PSNI have launched a murder investigation after a man, named locally as 23-year-old Jake Bailey-Sloan from the Portadown area, died following an incident in Portadown in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 23-year-old died after being taken to hospital following the incident.

The PSNI’s Major Investigation Team believe the man was assaulted outside a licenced premises at the junction of West Street and Mandeville Street at around 1.40am.

They say the man fell in the street shortly after the assault, and was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he passed away last night.

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion who was initially arrested on suspicion of greivous bodily harm with intent was rearrested on suspicion of murder and currently remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said: “From viewing CCTV footage of the scene recorded at the time of the incident, I know there were a large number of pedestrians and motorists in the area. I am appealing to those pedestrians and motorists who were in the area at the time, to contact Major Investigation Team detectives in Gough on 101, quoting reference number 569 17/10/21.

“A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/."

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