Murder investigation after young man dies in Belfast

Conan Anderson (22) suffered head injury during a night out in the city on Saturday

The PSNI is investigating the death of a man in his twenties following a night out in Belfast. Photograph: Getty

The PSNI is investigating the death of a man in his twenties following a night out in Belfast. Photograph: Getty

 

The death of a man who suffered a head injury during a night out in Belfast is being treated as murder, police said.

Conan Anderson (22) died in hospital on Saturday.

Mr Anderson, from the Short Strand, was hurt at Arthur Lane in the early hours of February 6 and admitted to hospital later that day.

PSNI detective chief inspector Peter Montgomery said a 27-year-old man was arrested in north Belfast on Thursday February 9th on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and later released on police bail.

He added: “I am now treating Conan’s death as murder and I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incident at Arthur Lane in the early hours of Monday February 6th or any information which could be of assistance to my investigation to contact detectives.”

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