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Drugs arrest as police probe sudden death on north coast

By David Young

A man has been arrested following a sudden death in Ballycastle.

Officers and forensic specialists were present at a house at Carnduff Park yesterday morning to carry out investigations.

There have been reports that was car was removed by police.

Detective Sergeant Kelly Gallagher said: "Police are investigating the sudden death of a man, aged in his 20s, at a house in the Carnduff Park area of Ballycastle during the early hours of this morning, Thursday January 19.

"A post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death."

The officer added that a 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences and "remains in police custody at this time."

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough councillor Cara McShane said the house where the dead man's body was discovered was in a quiet residential development of bungalows just outside the north coast town.

"Everyone in the development is really shocked by what's happened," she added.

"The dead man is believed to be from Scotland, and was not well known in the area. It's so untoward.

"Talking to local people last night, there is shock within the local community, and people's thoughts are prayers are with the victim and his family."

Last night, police were keeping a presence outside the house where the man was found.

Councillor McShane called on anyone with information about the incident to come forward and share details with the police to help with the investigation.

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