17/05/2004

Police launch murder inquiry in Lisburn

Police have launched a murder inquiry after the body of a man was found in Lisburn, Co Antrim on Sunday.

The man's body was discovered by police at a house in the Church Road area of the City at around 10.45pm.

Police had been attending to a nearby road traffic accident when a passer-by informed the officers on duty of a disturbance at a nearby house.

The body of a man, who has not yet been named, was subsequently found. It is understood that he had suffered multiple injuries.

Police have ruled out any paramilitary involvement in the killing, however they say they have a definite line of inquiry.

Seven homes in Belfast and Craigavon have already been searched and a number of items have been taken away for examination.

(MB)

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