20/02/2019

Murder Probe Launched After Man Shot Dead In County Antrim

The death of a man at a house in the Glenwherry area of County Antrim, between Ballymena and Larne, is being treated as murder by police.

The victim's body was found by a neighbour at the property on the Church Road at around 1pm on Tuesday 19 February.

He has now been identified as 52-year-old David Murphy, and is understood to have been fatally shot on Monday.

Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
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Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson expressed his shock at the murder. He said: "My thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased at what must be an extremely sad time for them. It will have caused great distress in what is a quiet, rural area.

"It is important the police establish the circumstances of this man's death. If anyone has any information whatsoever, I would urge them to contact the PSNI with it immediately."

Investigating officers can be contacted on 101, quoting reference 544 of 19/12/19.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.





(JG/MH)

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