A man in his mid twenties was murdered in Ballycastle County Antrim on Sunday afternoon. It is believed he was stabbed to death in a house in the Stroanshesk area of the town. He has been named locally as Kevin O’ Neill.
Police have arrested one person believed to be a man in his mid twenties. Forensic detectives are examining the scene, a house in StroansheskPark.
Speaking following the death of Mr. O’ Neill, Ballycastle Independent Councillor Padraig Mc Shane stated;
“This is an absolute tragedy that has befallen this young man’s family. They have my deepest sympathy for their loss. He was held in high regard by those who knew him best and he will be sorely missed.”
Councillor Mc Shane worked with the deceased for over a year and had come to know him well.
“Kevin was a likable young man. I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him and I know many of his large circle of friends will be mourning his sad repose.”