Police get more time to question Castledawson suspect

image captionMr McLaughlin was stabbed in an apartment near the main Belfast to Derry road

Detectives have been given more time to question a man arrested over the murder of Michael McLaughlin in Castledawson on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old was stabbed to death during a housewarming party at a flat on the Hillhead Road.

Police said a motive for the attack is still under investigation.

A man in his 20s was arrested nearby and on Tuesday morning detectives were granted an additional 36 hours to question him.