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Police get more time to quiz pair over death

By Staff Reporter

Published 01/02/2016

Police have been given extra time to question two men in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Anthony McErlain in Ballycastle
Police have been given extra time to question two men in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Anthony McErlain in Ballycastle

Police have been given extra time to question two men in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Anthony McErlain in Ballycastle.

Yesterday police said a court had granted detectives an extra 24 hours to hold a 33-year-old man and a 50-year-old man arrested on Friday.

Police had already been given extra time to question the 33-year-old suspect on Saturday.

The body of Mr McErlain was discovered after police were called to a house in the Broombeg View area at around 8.30pm on Thursday. Police believe a disturbance may have taken place at the house in the hours leading up to his death.

The senior investigating officer said Mr McErlain "suffered a traumatic and frightening death".

His sister Rosemary Morton said last week that his problems with alcohol overtook him, but he did not deserve to die the way he did.

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