Two arrested after man found dead in County Down

The man treated by ambulance staff died a short time later.

Two arrested after man found dead in County Down

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Updated 14:45

Two 19-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died on a street in County Down.

Police say the victim, in his 20s, was found on Bangor Road in Newtownards at about half five this morning.

He had reportedly been assaulted outside a house in the area.

Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway from Serious Crime Branch said: “Shortly after 5.30am police responded to a report that a man had been assaulted outside a house in the area.”

“A man, aged in his 20’s, was discovered lying on the road. He was treated by Ambulance staff but died at the scene a short time later. A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to help determine the cause of death.”

Speaking to Q Radio News, Councillor Naomi Armstrong-Cotter says any piece of information is extremely important:

“This will be something that reverberates around Newtownards,” she said. “The people in Newtownards will be shocked and I also know there will be an outpouring of love and helpfulness for that family.”