Northern Ireland

Murder investigation after Ballymena body find

The body was found in a house in Devenagh Court Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption The body was found in a house in Devenagh Court

A murder investigation has been launched by police after the death of a 40-year-old man at a house in Ballymena in County Antrim.

The death, in Devenagh Court, was reported to police at about 15:00 GMT on Thursday.

A 53-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Det Ch Insp Peter McKenna said a post mortem examination had yet to take place, but that he was "treating this as murder".

He extended his sympathies to the victim's family and appealed for information.