25/02/2019

Man Released After Arrest In Ballymena Death Probe

Detectives investigating the death of a homeless man in County Antrim have released a man on bail.

It is understood a resident of the Simon Community's Mill House hostel in Ballymena was found dead on Sunday morning, 24 February.

Ambulance crews responded to a 999 call at around 6.20am, but the man died at the scene.

Police are yet to release his name or confirm the cause of death. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.
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A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and robbery on Sunday evening after the discovery of the body, but was later released pending further enquiries.

Officers also closed off a nearby bridge on Sunday for a search of the area.



(JG)

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