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Police investigate 'suspicious death' in Larne

Detective's investigating the sudden death of a man in Larne are awaiting post mortem results to determine the cause of death.

Police discovered the body in a bungalow in the Seacourt Road area on Monday after Fire and Ambulance Services were called to the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: “Police were called to the scene after the body of the man was discovered inside the house in Hillmount Gardens at around 1.30pm Monday, 9.

"The death is being treated as suspicious at this time, however, a post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to determine the cause of death."

“I would appeal to anyone who has noticed any suspicious activity in the Hillmount Gardens area since Saturday afternoon or anyone who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries, to contact detectives in Larne on 101 quoting reference number 687 09/10/17.

"Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Police have removed a number of evidence bags from the scene.

Former East Antrim Sinn Fein MLA Oliver McMullan says a close-knit community is in shock after the sudden death of the man in Larne.

Mr McMullan, who attended the scene, told the Belfast Telegraph he knew the victim well.

"This is a horrible crime and my thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

“I knew the victim and his family personally, and they’ve been an integral part of the community in Larne for many years.

“I appeal to anyone with information to come forward and make it known to the PSNI.”

Earlier police said they were responding to reports of the sudden death of a man in the Larne area.

They are currently carrying out house to house enquiries to help with their investigation.

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