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Police launch murder probe following death of Richard Miskelly (24) in Newtownards

Two teenagers have been arrested following the murder of a man in Newtownards.

Richard Miskelly (24) was found lying on the Bangor Road in the early hours of Sunday morning following the report of an assault.

Ambulance crews attended at 5.30am, however, he died a short time later at the scene.

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation and arrested two 19-year-old men.

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway from Serious Crime Branch said: “This incident has resulted in the tragic death of a young man and I would ask anyone in the community who knows anything about the circumstances leading up to this incident, or saw or heard an altercation in the area of Bangor Road in Newtownards, to contact police and give us this information.

"Please contact Detectives on 101 quoting reference number 391 of 26/02/17 or alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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