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Two men arrested on suspicion of Paul Smyth murder

Paul Smyth
Paul Smyth

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lisburn man Paul Smyth.

Mr Smyth (50) was found dead in the living room of his Coulson Avenue home last Friday night. He had been shot.

Police investigating the murder arrested two men, aged 29 and 32, in the Lisburn area on Tuesday on suspicion of murder.

Both men remain in police custody at this time.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Shaw said police also conducted searches at properties in the Lisburn area and seized a number of items which were taken away for forensic examination.

“If you have information which could help us bring those responsible for Paul’s murder to justice, please pick up the phone and call us on 101," she said.

"Or alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

Three men and one woman have previously been arrested in connection with the murder.

A 49-year-old man was released unconditionally, while the other three were released on bail pending further enquiries.

Forensic experts at the house where Paul Smyth was found dead
Forensic experts at the house where Paul Smyth was found dead

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