Murder inquiry launched following man's death in Antrim

56-year-old Laurence Shaw was found dead at his home in Larne yesterday

Murder inquiry launched following man's death in Antrim

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Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in County Antrim.

56-year-old Laurence Shaw was found dead at his home in Larne at around 1.30pm yesterday.

PSNI detective chief inspector Geoffrey Boyce said post mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

“A 39 year old man was arrested during the early hours of this morning on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time,” he said.

“I am appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Hillmount Gardens area since Saturday afternoon, or anyone who has any information that can assist us with our enquiries, to contact detectives in Larne.

“I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw or spoke with Laurence at any time over the weekend, or anyone who was in his company.”

The arrested man remains in police custody.

Any with any information can provide it anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers.