Detectives launch murder investigation after death of Laurence Shaw in Larne

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Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Hillmount Gardens in Larne.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: “Police were called to the scene after the body of 56 year old Laurence Shaw was discovered inside his home in Hillmount Gardens at around 1.30pm yesterday afternoon, Monday 9th October. A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to determine the cause of death.

“A 39 year old man was arrested during the early hours of this morning on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.”

Detective Chief Inspector Boyce continued: “I am appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Hillmount Gardens area since Saturday afternoon, or anyone who has any information that can assist us with our enquiries, to contact detectives in Larne on 101 quoting reference number 687 09/10/17. I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw or spoke with Laurence at any time over the weekend, or anyone who was in his company. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

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.


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