Man arrested in murder investigation after another man dies after being assaulted in Portadown

A homicide investigation has been launched in Northern Ireland after a man died in hospital after an attack in Portadown, Armagh’s company, on Sunday.

PSNI officers said they believe the 23-year-old was assaulted outside a licensed building at the intersection of West Street and Mandeville in downtown Portadown at approximately 1.40 a.m.

Shortly after the assault, it was reported that the man had fallen into the street.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he died yesterday evening. It was named after Jake Bailey-Sloan and was from the Portadown area.

A 22-year-old man has been re-arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent to suspect murder. He remains in detention and the police have been given an additional 36 hours to question him.

«By watching CCTV footage of the scene recorded at the time of the accident, I know there are a significant number of pedestrians and motorists in the area,» said Chief Inspector Darren McCartney.

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«I appeal to those pedestrians and motorists who were in the area at the time to contact Gough’s Principal Investigative Team investigators at 101, citing reference number 569 17/10/21,» he said.

People can also submit a report on the PSNI website or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.

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