Northern Ireland

Portadown murder - three men questioned

hartfield avenue, portadown
Image caption The man is believed to have been stabbed in Hartfield Avenue

Three men are being questioned about the murder of a 21-year-old man in Portadown on Sunday.

Marc Williamson, from the Richhill area, was stabbed in Hartfield Avenue just after 04:00 BST on Sunday morning.

Three men, aged 28, 26 and 24, have been arrested and are assisting police with their inquiries.

Sinn Fein MLA, John O'Dowd said he was "shocked and stunned" to hear of the fatality in the town.

"The previous night we had two young men very seriously injured in a knife attack and it just shows the consequences of people using knives in this manner," he said.

"The consequences are fatal and are devastating, not only to the victims, but there are going to be people serving very long jail sentences as a result of these knife crimes."