POLICE are hunting for suspects after a man died in hospital with suspected stab wounds.

Police were called at around 9pm on Wednesday to reports that a man had serious injuries on Newton Street, in the town centre.

Upon arrival at hospital, officers located a 22-year-old man with suspected stab wounds to his chest.

Police have confirmed an investigation is now underway.

DI Matthew Bolger, the senior investigating officer, said: “This is a truly awful incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.

“I know there will be concerns from the community and I can assure residents we have dedicated teams working around the clock to investigate what has happened.”

A spokesperson added: “His family has been informed and is being supported by officers.

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“If you believe you have information that can assist officers with their investigation, please report online, via live chat, or by calling 101 quoting incident number 1033 or August 9, 2023.”