Northern Ireland

Colin McLeister death in Portrush suspicious

Colin McLeister
Image caption Colin McLeister died after falling down stairs at the Playhouse complex in Portrush

The death of a man who fell down stairs in Portrush is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Colin McLeister, 48, from Coleraine, died at the Playhouse entertainment complex in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident

Police have asked anyone who saw an altercation on the first floor of the venue at 00:50 GMT to contact them.

Mr McLeister was found lying at the bottom of the stairs and, although an ambulance crew tried to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Ian Magee said: "This investigation is very much in its early stages, we are trying to ascertain exactly what happened and that is why I need these people to think about what they saw whenever they were in the Playhouse.

"Did they see Colin McLeister? Did they see him before he went down the stairs at ten to one in the morning? If they did, please contact us."