Murder victim named locally

Shaun Oneill


Shaun Oneill


The victim at the centre of a murder probe in Ballymena has been named locally as Mr. Robin McMaster.

Police investigating the murder in the town on Thursday afternoon have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Detectives from PSNI’s Major Investigation Team launched a murder probe last night (Thursday, 22 November) following the death of a 40-year-old man at a house in the Devenagh Court area of Ballymena.

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.

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

“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.”

Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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