Detectives investigating an incident at a house in Donard Drive in Lisburn, on Tuesday 1st February, have launched a murder investigation following the death of 53 year old Eugene McCormack on Tuesday 8th February.

Detective Inspector Gina Quinn said: “Eugene was assaulted during the incident, which occurred at around 3.30pm last Tuesday afternoon, and was taken to hospital where tragically he passed away earlier today. A 30 year old man is currently on remand in prison in connection with the matter.

“Our enquiries are continuing at this time and I would appeal to anyone with any information or footage that could be of use to our investigation, to contact detectives at Ladas Drive on 101 quoting reference 1171 01/02/22. Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.