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Laurence Shaw: Police appeal for information into Larne murder

Detectives have renewed their appeal for information following the murder of Laurence Shaw in Larne.

The body of the 56-year-old was discovered inside his home in Hillmount Gardens at around 1.30pm on Monday.

Police say he was last seen alive on Sunday afternoon.

The Belfast Telegraph understands that the victim had his throat slit, and an attempted arson attack was made on the property.

Police have launched a murder investigation into the Seacourt estate death.

They say a post-mortem will be carried out on Wednesday to determine the cause of death.

A 39-year-old man, who was arrested during the early hours of Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: “Laurence was last seen alive on the afternoon of Sunday 8 October and we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen him or spoken with him on this date.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any persons entering or leaving Laurence’s house since Sunday afternoon or who may have any information which may assist us with our investigation.”

"Anyone with any information which may assist detectives with their enquiries should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 687 09/10/17," Detective Chief Inspector George Boyce added.

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