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Police: No foul play in death of Holywood civil servant

By Angela Rainey

Published 08/06/2016

The scene where Paul Gordon’s body was found on Sunday night
The scene where Paul Gordon’s body was found on Sunday night

Foul play has been ruled out by police after a man was found dead in his Co Down cottage on Sunday evening.

The body of 46-year-old civil servant Paul Gordon was found at Ballydavey Cottages, Ballymoney Road, near Holywood.

A man believed to have been Mr Gordon's partner was arrested, but has now been released unconditionally.

Mr Gordon was a pay supervisor in the accounts department that oversees Assembly members' wages at Stormont.

Police said yesterday that they were no longer treating the death as suspicious.

A spokesman for the PSNI added: "A 53-year-old arrested as part of the investigation into the death of a man in Holywood on Sunday has been released unconditionally. A post-mortem examination was carried out and the death is no longer being treated as suspicious."

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