Thanksgiving service for Stormont worker found dead in north Down

A man was arrested and later released following the death of Paul Gordon outside Holywood, Co Down
A man was arrested and later released following the death of Paul Gordon outside Holywood, Co Down

Family and friends will bid farewell on Friday to a Stormont finance worker whose body was found at the weekend.

Paul Gordon, understood to be in his mid-40s, was found dead on Sunday night at a house in the Ballydavey Cottages area of north Down, in a rural area between Holywood and Crawfordsburn.

Police initially said that they were treating his death as suspicious.

On Tuesday, the PSNI said that a post-mortem had revealed that the death was not in fact suspicious.

A 53-year-old man who had been arrested by police probing the death was released on Tuesday.

Police would not say what Mr Gordon died of, or why they had believed a crime might have been committed.

A service of thanksgiving will be held for him on Friday at 10.30am at Roselawn Crematorium, Belfast, open to all. He is to be cremated.