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Murder investigation after Limavady man dies

Police have launched a murder investigation. Credit: PSNI

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Limavady.

Darren McGurk, aged 23, was assaulted at a house in Glenburg Walk on Wednesday.

He suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital, where he passed away on Sunday morning.

On Friday, police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the assault.

He was subsequently charged with grievous bodily harm and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Police said, following Darren’s death, the same man was further arrested and charged with his murder.

He is due before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on Monday for the offences of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Detectives said they want to piece together Darren McGurk’s movements in the hours leading up to his death.

A spokesperson said: “Were you in touch with Darren, via text or on the phone? Did you see him that day? Was he with anyone? Were you in the Glenbeg Walk around the time of the assault? Did you hear or see anything that was out of the ordinary?

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who knows Darren and may have been trying to get in contact with him between 6pm on Wednesday 20 March through to 4.20pm on Thursday 21 March, including any attempts to contact Darren by mobile phone or on social media.

“I want to establish an accurate picture of what occurred on Wednesday night so Darren’s family know exactly what happened to their loved one.”

Information can be passed on to the PSNI via the number 101.