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Three held after elderly man found dead at Greenisland house

Published 19/01/2016

The PSNI warned the road would remain shut for several hours
The PSNI warned the road would remain shut for several hours

Police are investigating the death of a pensioner in Co Antrim.

The body of a man in his 70s was found at a house in Greenisland just before 9.30pm on Monday.

A 29-year-old woman and two men, aged 23 and 24, have been arrested as part of the investigation.

All three are currently in custody assisting police with their inquiries.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of death

Station Road has been closed and police have warned it is likely to remain shut for several more hours as detectives continue their investigations.

East Antrim DUP MLA Gordon Lyons said he was shocked and saddened by the man's death.

He said: "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

Mr Lyons encouraged anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

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