POLICE have made an arrest after a man was fatally stabbed in the town centre.

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 28-year-old man with suspected stab wounds to his chest.

Police have confirmed an investigation is now underway and a 21-year-old has been arrested.

He remains in police custody.

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.

“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.”