PSNI given further time to question Ballycastle murder suspects

Police at the scene of the McErlain murder
Police at the scene of the McErlain murder

Police have been given extra time to interview the two men arrested in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Anthony McErlain in Ballycastle.

Detective Inspector Clara Heaton said detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Anthony McErlain “have been given additional time by a court to question two men aged 33 and 50 who were arrested on 29 January”.

She added: “Police have been granted a further 24 hours to continue interview.”

Mr McErlain was discovered in a house in Broomberg View in the north Antrim town around 8.30pm on Thursday.

The senior investigating officer said Mr McErlain “suffered a traumatic and frightening death”.