Teen, 17, stabbed to death as 5 arrested & murder investigation launched

FIVE males have been arrested after police initiated a murder investigation following the death of a teenager in Co Derry.

The 17-year-old, named locally as Blake Newland, “sustained stab wounds” just after 9:30pm last night and died in hospital from his injuries.

Another man, aged in his 50s, has been rushed to hospital where he is understood to be in a stable condition.

The PSNI confirmed this morning that the incident occurred in Limavady in the Woodland Walk area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson said: “The victim sustained stab wounds in the Woodland Walk area, reported at around 9.35pm.

“He subsequently died in hospital from his injuries.

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