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Man (32) charged with murder of Roy Reynolds – another charged with assisting offender

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A picture of murder victim Roy Reynolds

A picture of murder victim Roy Reynolds

A picture of murder victim Roy Reynolds

Two men have been charged by detectives investigating the murder of 54-year-old Roy Reynolds on Monday.

Police said a 32-year-old man has been charged with murder and a 68-year-old man has been charged with assisting an offender.

Police confirmed both men are expected to appear before Laganside Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A 48-year-old woman has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Mr Reynolds’ body was discovered at a reservoir in Carrickfergus on Monday morning.

The 54-year-old was thought to have been attacked at a property in Derrycoole Way and then transported to Carrickfergus where an attempt was made to dispose of the body.

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The PSNI had been granted an extension to continue questioning the suspects until midnight on Thursday.

Mr Reynolds was well known in the Rathcoole area.

Known as ‘Fobby’, locals say he was a “bit of a character” whose main interest was supporting Rangers Football Club.

A woman walking her dog found his body partially submerged in water at a reservoir in Carrickfergus at around 8.45am on Monday morning.


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