Northern Ireland

David Mills dies from his injuries after Ballynahinch attack

Ballynahinch
Image caption Mr Mills was assaulted in Ballynahinch early on Sunday

The 47-year-old man who died following an assault in County Down was David Mills from Dundrum.

He sustained serious head injuries in the attack at Dromore Street in Ballynahinch at about 00:45 BST on Sunday.

Mr Mills later died in hospital from his injuries.

Police have begun a murder inquiry, and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them. A 30-year-old man has been arrested.

Local SDLP councillor Patsy Toman knew the man's family well.

"People are thinking of the family of the deceased because they are a very respectable family, very well-known," he said.

"All of the family were always involved in sport in the Drumaness and Ballynahinch areas and were always encouraging young people to get involved in sport.

"It is very sad that this should happen to one of their family members."