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Man (18) arrested over Derry city centre death

An 18-year-old man has been arrested under suspicion of murder following the death of a 19-year-old Jordan McConomy in Londonderry.

He is currently in custody at Strand Road PSNI Station.

Police have said Jordan died following an assault in the William Street area of the city at approximately 2am on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to the scene following reports that the a man was seriously injured following an altercation with another male.

Police and ambulance personnel attended and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment but died of his injuries soon after.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce of the PSNI Serious Crime Branch is appealing for witnesses: "We know that many people were socialising in William Street early this morning and we would like to hear from members of the public who witnessed an altercation in the area between approximately 1.45am and a 2.15am to get in touch with detectives at Strand Road on telephone number 101, quoting reference number 228 of 24/9/17. "

Chief Inspector Boyce added: "Police would particularly like to hear from motorists who were either parked on or travelling along William Street during these times and who had a dash cam fitted to their vehicle."

Foyle MLA Gary Middleton has expressed his sympathies to the teenager's family.

Mr Middleton said: "Londonderry has been plunged into sadness at this very tragic news. I want to pass on my sympathies to the family and friends of this young man.

"I understand that the 19 year old lost his life due to an altercation last night. It serves as an important reminder to everyone, to be mindful of their actions and the ramifications they can bring."

The DUP representative added: "I urge anyone who may have any knowledge of what happened to this young man to contact the PSNI and assistant them in their investigations."

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has also expressed her condolences following the death.

The Foyle MP said: "The city woke up this morning to the sad news that a young man lost his life in an incident in the city centre last night.

"My thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of this young man who will no doubt be devastated at this tragic news.

"There is a great sense of shock and sadness in the community following this death."

Ms McCallion added: "I would call on anyone with information on what happened to bring it forward to the PSNI."

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