19-year-old man pronounced dead following Derry City attack

A young man has died following an assault in Derry in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 19-year-old victim was attacked by another man in the William Street area of the city.

The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital before he was pronounced dead a short time later.

MLA, Mark H Durkan, has expressed sadness following the incident:

'”There is a real sense of sadness and shock across Derry today as the city wakes to the awful news that a young man has lost his life as the result of an incident in our city centre last night.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone affected at this unimaginably difficult time.”

An investigation has commeneced and police in the North are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.