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PA Police at the scene in Orkney Drive
# Antrim
Man (29) arrested on suspicion of murder after 63-year-old man found dead in Co Antrim
The man was found dead at his home yesterday morning.

LAST UPDATE | Jul 28th 2022, 2:44 PM

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of a 63-year-old man, who was found dead in Co Antrim yesterday.

The man, aged 29, was arrested at approximately 11.30 this morning in the Spring Meadows area of Armagh.

“He is currently being questioned in the Serious Crime suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast,” said Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness.

The 63-year-old man, who was named as Victor Hamilton, was found dead in the driveway of his home at Orkney Drive in Ballymena shortly before 8am yesterday morning.

McGuinness said that anyone with information should come forward.

“While our investigation is ongoing, I would urge to anyone with information or anyone who was in the Orkney Drive area of Ballymena on Tuesday night, 26 July into the early hours of Wednesday morning 27 July to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 273 of 27/07/22,” he said.

The PSNI have said information can also be provided online via its website or via Crimestoppers.

McGuinness thanked the local community in Orkney Drive and the surrounding area for their support.

“I also want to reassure the community that Detectives will continue to have a presence in the area alongside local policing colleagues as our investigation continues.”

Updated by Tadgh McNally

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