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New arrest over murder of Chinese restaurant owner

The 65-year-old was stabbed to death and his wife injured after their car was forced off the road.

Updated 6.40pm

POLICE INVESTIGATING THE death this week of Nelson Cheung in Antrim have arrested a 25-year-old man.

The 65-year-old restaurant owner was stabbed to death and his wife was injured after they were attacked in the Caddy Road area of the town shortly after midnight on Thursday morning. Their car had been forced off the road.

Eight people in total have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation, including a boy of 14 and a girl aged 16. A 43-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were released unconditionally today.

“Mr Cheung was a well-liked and well known man who ran a Chinese restaurant in Randalstown. He was a father of four and husband to Mrs Winnie Cheung, who was injured during the attack on the Caddy Road,” Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said in a statement on Thursday.

“If anyone can assist the investigation please call the serious incident room at Ballymena station on the non-emergency number 101. Or, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

- Additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

Read: Man dies, woman injured following midnight assault in Antrim

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