17-Year-Old Blake Newland of Limavady Died in Tragic Stabbing Incident.Lets us uncover the details behind the incident.
17-Year-Old Blake Newland of Limavady Died
We are deeply saddened to report the tragic death of Blake Newland, a 17-year-old boy from Limavady, who was fatally stabbed on Friday night, February 2, 2024. This shocking incident has left the community in a state of grief and disbelief, as they mourn the loss of a young life.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson, police were alerted around 9.35 pm about a stabbing incident involving a man in his 50s. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Blake in a nearby house, also suffering from serious stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital, but sadly he did not survive. The other man is currently receiving medical attention for his injuries, which are not life-threatening.
Police have arrested six people in relation to the incident and are questioning them. The investigation is being led by the Major Investigation Team of the Police Service and officers are still present in the area, conducting further inquiries.
Blake’s death has been met with an outpouring of sympathy and support from the local community, as well as from people across the country. Many have taken to social media to share their memories of Blake, who was described as a kind, funny, and talented young man. His family and friends have received countless messages of condolence and solidarity from people who are heartbroken by this senseless act of violence.
The PSNI urges anyone who has any information about the incident to get in touch with detectives by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1924 02/02/24. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
We extend our deepest condolences to Blake’s family, friends, and the entire Limavady community during this difficult time.