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Murder investigation launched after man (21) dies following Co Antrim stabbing incident- four men in custody

Police and forensic experts at the scene. Photo By Justin Kernoghan
Police and forensic experts at the scene. Photo By Justin Kernoghan

A murder inquiry has been launched after a 21-year-old man died from stab wounds following an incident at a house in Crumlin.

Emergency services were called to Cairn Walk at around 2.50am on Saturday.

The victim was taken to Antrim Area Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Detective Inspector Michelle Griffin said: "Sadly, the man died this morning as a result of his injuries.

"Four men aged 19, 24, 25 and 29 are in custody in connection with the incident and are assisting us with our enquiries. 

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the Cairn Walk area at around 2:50am yesterday morning and has information which may assist our investigation to contact detectives by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 141 of 27/04/19."

It was reported yesterday that three men aged in their twenties and a teenage girl were taken from the scene to hospital for treatment.

It is understood two of the men who have been arrested were also treated in hospital. One of the men arrested remains in hospital.

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We got the call at 2.54am following reports of a stabbing incident in Cairn Walk.

"We sent a rapid response paramedic, three ambulance crews and ambulance officers to the scene. All three crews took patients to the Antrim Area Hospital."

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