Northern Ireland

Pensioner dies after 'serious assault' in Newtownards

Police at the scene in Newtownards Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Police have appealed for information about the incident

A 71-year-old man who was found in his home in Newtownards, County Down, after being assaulted has died.

Police said the victim, John Trolan, was found injured in his home at Mark Street at about 10:30 BST on Thursday.

"He was taken to hospital by ambulance and was receiving treatment for his injuries but sadly, he has now died," PSNI Ch Insp Gareth Talbot said.

Police have appealed for information about the incident.

"We are keen to trace John's movements in the hours before he was found unconscious in his home," Mr Talbot added.

"We know that he was seen at around 10.30am on Wednesday 7 June.

"At this time he was well and uninjured. We need to know what happened between then and Thursday morning."