Teenager arrested after 24 year old man is killed in Derry

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A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Derry last night.

The 24 year old was assaulted in the Milldale Crescent area at about 10.25 last evening during what police have described as an altercation. He was rushed to hospital, where he later passed away.

Another 24 year old man also received injuries to his head in the incident, but these are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey confirmed in a statement this morning that a 16 year old male youth was arrested shortly after midnight. He appealed to anyone in the community who knows anything about the circumstances leading up to this incident, or saw or heard an altercation in the Milldale Crescent area, to contact police

Foyle MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guinness said there is a live police investigation into this incident, and it should be allowed to go ahead.

He encouraged anyone with information to contact the PSNI.