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Downpatrick murder investigation: Police renew appeal for information and ask public not to share social media footage

PSNI detectives have issued another appeal for information following the murder of 28-year-old Aidan Mann in Downpatrick on Monday.

The talented tattoo artist was attacked with two knives in broad daylight and died from his injuries despite the best efforts of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to revive him at the scene.

Detective Inspector Foreman said: “The 28-year-old male victim was stabbed in the Church Street area of the town at around 11am on Monday, 3rd January.

"Sadly, despite help from the public and medical assistance from paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time.”

He added: “We are also aware that some video footage taken of the incident is being shared on social media. I am asking people not to share or view that footage.

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“If anyone has information that could assist our investigation please get in touch. If you have dash cam or mobile phone footage of any part of this brutal incident, and have not yet contacted us, please do so by calling 101 quoting reference number 497 of 03/01/22."

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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