Cops launch murder investigation after stab victim dies

The scene at Francis St.  (0411JB32)
The scene at Francis St. (0411JB32)

Police in Derry have launched a murder investigation after a man who was stabbed on Tuesday dies from his injuries.

Fifty one year-old Damien Keenan was stabbed in the Frances Street area of the city at around 1:30pm on Tuesday afternoon. He died in hospital yesterday ( Wednesday).

A 34-year-old woman arrested on Tuesday is still helping police with their enquiries.

It is the second fatal stabbing in Derry this week. On Sunday morning Christopher McGaughey died after being stabbed in the Hollymount Park area of the Waterside.