25/02/2004

Man dies following stabbing incident in Armagh

One person has been arrested after a man died following a stabbing incident in Armagh on Wednesday.

The victim, who was in his 20s, was stabbed in Armagh city centre in the early hours of this morning.

The man's family were taking him to hospital when their van ran out of petrol in Castle Street, Portadown. An ambulance was called for and the victim was treated by paramedics, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at Craigavon Area Hospital.

It is understood that the victim was a member of the travelling community.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police.

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