Man (53) dies after stabbing in Co Down

Detectives arrest man (35) on suspicion of murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

 

A man has been stabbed to death in Co Down.

Detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the 53-year-old was stabbed in Bangor in the early hours of Wednesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Shaw said: “We received a report, just after midnight, that a man in his 50s had been attacked at a property on Beatrice Road.

“Officers attended but sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A murder investigation is now under way.

“Our inquiries are at any early stage and I would appeal to anyone with any information that can assist our investigation, or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around that time, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 23 14/07/21.” – PA