27/02/2017

Man Who Died Following Attack In Newtownards Named

A man who died after being attacked in Newtownards on Sunday, 26 February, has been named as Richard Miskelly, aged 24.

The assault on the Bangor Road was reported shortly after 5.30am and emergency services attended the scene, however he died a short time later.

Two 19-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been detained in police custody.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of death.
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Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: "I would appeal to anyone who has any information that they think could help but hasn’t yet contacted us to get in touch with detectives by calling 101 quoting reference number 391 of 26/02/17 or alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Alliance Strangford candidate Kellie Armstrong said: "I am shocked by this incident, which will send shockwaves throughout the entire community.

"My thoughts and prayers are with this young man's family following his death. To lose a loved one in such terrible circumstances is devastating."

(CD/LM)

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