Thursday, July 28, 2022

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in a housing estate in Ballymena.

Victor Hamilton, 63, was found in Orkney Drive in the Co Antrim town on Wednesday morning.

Ballymena death
Forensic investigators at the scene in Orkney Drive in Ballymena after a body was discovered (Liam McBurney/PA)

Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said: “Shortly after 7.50am, police received a report that the body of 63-year-old Victor Hamilton had been discovered in the driveway of his home.

“The investigation is at a very early stage and I would urge anyone with information or anyone who was in the Orkney Drive area of Ballymena on Tuesday night, July 26, into the early hours of Wednesday morning to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 273 of 27/07/22.”

Police and forensic officers had been in the estate throughout Wednesday and a white forensic tent was erected at the front of the property.

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