Waterside death - police appeal for information

A scenes of crime officer at the scene of a death of a 46 year old man at the Waterside area of Coleraine on Saturday morning.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

A scenes of crime officer at the scene of a death of a 46 year old man at the Waterside area of Coleraine on Saturday morning.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 46-year-old man in Coleraine.

He was found outside residential premises on Strand Road around 3:50am on Saturday.

Scenes of crime officers at the scene of a death of a 46 year old man at the Waterside area of Coleraine on Saturday morning.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Scenes of crime officers at the scene of a death of a 46 year old man at the Waterside area of Coleraine on Saturday morning.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment for head injuries, but was pronounced dead at hospital.

Two people have been arrested and are helping police with their enquiries while the facts are being established.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the Strand Road area in the early hours of Saturday morning to contact them.

DUP MLA Adrian McQuillan has sent his sympathies to the man’s family, and has called on anyone with information to come forward.

Police at the Waterside area of Coleraine on Saturday morning after a body was discovered.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Police at the Waterside area of Coleraine on Saturday morning after a body was discovered.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

DUP councillor George Duddy said the ‘whole community was saddened by the death’.

Independent councillor Claire Sugden told The Times: “I don’t think anyone expected to wake up to this sad news this morning.

“I offer heartfelt condolences to the man’s family and friends, and appeal to anyone with information to contact police.”

 

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