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Woman (53) arrested after man (40) murdered in Ballymena

Police and forensic experts at the house in Devenagh Court in Ballymena. Picture by Pacemaker

A 53-year-old woman has been arrested after the murder of a man in Ballymena.

The victim, aged 40, was reported dead at 3pm on Thursday.

His death occurred at a house in the Devenagh Court area of the town.

The man was found in a house in Devenagh Court, close to All Saints Catholic Church and the town centre. Image from Google

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna, who is leading the investigation, said: "A postmortem examination has yet to take place but, at this time, I am treating this as murder.

 A 53-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder. Picture by Pacemaker

"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."

 The man was reported dead at around 3pm on Thursday. Picture by Pacemaker

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