Murder probe as man dies after Portaferry assault

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died more than a week after being assaulted in Co Down.

The 32-year-old was attacked in Portaferry shortly before 1am on Sunday October 14.

A 19-year-old man initially charged with grievous bodily harm has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast for questioning.

Another man, aged 28, was also charged with grievous bodily harm following the assault.

Alliance Party Assembly member Kellie Armstrong expressed her sympathies.

“Condolences to the family and friends of the young man who sadly has died from his injuries following an incident in Portaferry on Sunday 14th October,” she tweeted.

Ms Armstrong urged anyone with information to contact the police.