Murder probe: Arrest after man found dead in Ballymena

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 40-year-old man was found in a house in Ballymena.

The victim was discovered at a property in Devenagh Court in the Co Antrim town this afternoon.

Forensic teams and PSNI officers at the scene of the murder at Devenagh Court, Ballymena

Forensic teams and PSNI officers at the scene of the murder at Devenagh Court, Ballymena

A 53-year-old woman was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna, who is leading the investigation, said: “The death was reported to us at 3pm this afternoon. A post mortem examination has yet to take place but, at this time, I am treating this as murder.

“My thoughts go out to the victim’s family at this tragic time.

“I want to appeal to anyone who has any information to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 732 of 22/11/18.”

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Devenagh Court in Ballymena

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Devenagh Court in Ballymena

Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.