Tributes are pouring in for a 28-year-old individual from Tyrone who tragically lost his life following a stabbing incident over the weekend.
Conor Browne, while socializing with friends in Castlederg on Friday night, suffered fatal injuries. He was left in critical condition after being stabbed on Main Street and subsequently passed away on Monday afternoon in the hospital.
In response to his death, detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have initiated a murder probe. Two men, aged 31 and 27, were arrested on Monday, while two 28-year-old men who had been previously apprehended remained in police custody on Monday evening.
Detective Chief Inspector Gibson urged anyone with information relevant to the investigation into Conor’s death to contact the Major Investigation Team at 101, referencing case number 127 02/09/23. Alternatively, individuals can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.
Ruairi McHugh, a Sinn Féin councillor for the area, expressed shock and sadness on behalf of the entire community following the tragic news of Conor’s passing. He described the incident as unprecedented in the area and extended condolences to Conor’s family and friends.
Castlederg GAA Club, Caislean na Deirge Naomh Eoghan, also paid a heartfelt tribute to Conor, describing him as a “hard-working, civil, funny, and thoughtful young man.” They noted his warm smile and willingness to help others, emphasizing that his loss deeply affected the parish. The club offered support to anyone in need, encouraging them to reach out for assistance.