Detectives investigate sudden death of man in Armagh

A man who was found lying on the ground by police following a report of an altercation in Armagh has died.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of the man on Saturday night.

At around 10.20pm police received a report of some form of altercation in the area of Ballynahone Close.

When police arrived they discovered the man lying on the ground and despite the efforts of emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course, the PSNI said.

A 49-year-old man who was arrested as part of the investigation has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Shaw said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Ballynahone Close last night and who witnessed some form of altercation to contact detectives on 101.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Local Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boyle has described the man's sudden death as tragic.

Mr Boyle said: “This is the most awful news for the family of the deceased to receive and they should be uppermost in our thoughts and prayers at this present moment."