PSNI probe into Portrush death; SDLP MLA Cara Hunter expresses condolences

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man in the Bath Terrace area of Portrush.

As forensics officers worked in the area, a PSNI spokesperson said inquiries are currently ongoing into the incident.

Meanwhile, SDLP MLA for the East Derry area Cara Hunter offered her condolences and said her thoughts were with the man’s family.

She said: “I’d like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of the man who died suddenly in Portrush on Monday morning.

Police and forensic officers at the scene of a serious incident in the Bath Terrace area of Portrush.

“I know people locally will join me in offering them both sympathy and support at what must be an incredibly difficult time for them.”

Ms Hunter added: “I’d ask the public to give police space to carry out their investigation into the circumstances of this man’s death.

“I understand that many people will want to travel to the area to enjoy the recent spell of good weather, but they should be mindful that a number of road closures are in place and show patience and understanding.

“I have been liaising with police about their investigation into this sudden death and I’d urge anyone with any information about what happened to come forward as soon as possible to assist police with their inquiries.”

A polce spokesperson said enquiries are ongoing. At prersent, motorists are being advised to avoid the Church Pass, Bath Terrace and Bath Street areas of the Co Antrim seaside resort.

There is no pedestrian access between Bath Street and Arcadia.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 171 of 18/07/22.