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Man stabbed to death at house in Derry - three arrested

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death at a house in Londonderry.

The incident happened at a property in Grafton Street off Park Avenue in the Rosemount area of the city in the early hours of Sunday.

The victim is understood to be 35 years old, and was fatally injured during an altercation involving a number of men at around 2.40am.

Three men aged 19, 20, and 27 have been arrested and are in custody helping police with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson from PSNI Major Investigation Team said: “We are working to establish the circumstances of this incident and determine the precise sequence of events that culminated in the tragic death of this man.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the Grafton Street or Park Avenue areas of Derry this morning between 2.30am and 3am to please get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference number 243 04/03/18.”

Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion said there was "shock in the Rosemount community and right across the city on hearing this sad news".

"I want to express my sympathies to the family of this young man and while details are still emerging of this tragic death I would urge anyone with any bit of information to bring that to the PSNI," she said.

Writing on Twitter, SDLP MLA Mark Durkan said: "Tragic news that a man's life has been lost as the result of an incident in Rosemount last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult and sad time."

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