Four people arrested as murder investigation launched in Town Centre

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a serious assault in earlier today

Police were called at 12.18am following reports of an altercation involving a group of men in a car park in Drummond Street on Tuesday (Tuesday 18 June).

Upon arrival of emergency services, a man was found seriously injured. He was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead earlier this morning.

The man is yet to be identified and work is ongoing to identify him and inform any next of kin.

A 36-year-old woman and three men aged 37, 26 and 45 have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a scene is currently in place in Drummond Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Wood, who is the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) for this case, said: “We understand news of this murder investigation will cause distress to the local community.

“We have a cordon in place and our enquiries are continuing at pace as detectives try to piece together the circumstances behind this man’s death.

“Officers are also working hard to identify the man so they can inform his next of kin of this tragic news.

“There will be additional patrols in the area for community reassurance and I would encourage anyone with any concerns to speak to our officers at the cordon. They are there to support you, advise you and keep you safe.

“If you have any information that could help us with our enquiries, relevant footage or if you witnessed this incident, then please do get in touch as it could prove to be invaluable to our investigation.”

You can get in touch by contacting police on 101 or reporting information online quoting incident number 18 of 18 June 2024. Alternatively, if you prefer not to give your personal details, you can stay anonymous and pass on what you know to Crimestoppers.

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