Police return to murder scene in Lisburn

Police have returned to the scene of an attack on a man who died after being assaulted in Co Antrim.

James McMahon, 21, was attacked by three masked men in Lisburn at around 10.30pm on Thursday November 20.

Detectives questioned passers-by at Hancock Street in the city centre where the incident took place.

The victim suffered serious head injuries after being beaten with baseball bats during the assault.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he later died.

Police believe loyalist paramilitaries may have been involved in the attack.

Meanwhile, guns and ammunition have been recovered by police in south Belfast.

Two handguns and a small amount of ammunition were found in the garden of a house in the Cromwell road area at around 9pm on Thursday.


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