N.I. murder victim named by P.S.N.I.

A man who was shot dead in his home in Northern Ireland has been named by the P.S.N.I.

A murder investigation was launched after 52-year-old David Murphy’s body was found at a farmhouse in Glenwherry – between Ballymena and Larne – around 1pm on Tuesday.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found at his home in Glenwherry, County Antrim

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found at his home in Glenwherry, County Antrim

It is understood Mr. Murphy’s body was discovered by a neighbour who alerted police.

The PSNI said inquiries were being made by detectives from the Major Investigation Team to establish the circumstances of the death.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce said: “A post mortem is due to take place this afternoon.

“Our enquiries are continuing and I would continue to appeal for anyone who has information which may assist our investigation to call us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 544 of 19/02/19.”

He was found at a house on the Church Road at about 13:00 GMT on Tuesday

He was found at a house on the Church Road at about 13:00 GMT on Tuesday

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

Police said "enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding his death".

Police said "enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding his death".