GHOULS BURGLE HOME OF MURDERED GLENARM FARMER

Police probe burglary at the home of Arthur Gibson on Sunday afternoon

Police probe burglary at the home of Arthur Gibson on Sunday afternoon

THE farmhouse where two men were found shot dead in a murder-suicide incident last Friday has been burgled.

Ghouls broke into Arthur Gibson’s home not long after police left the scene on Sunday following the conclusion of a crime scene investigation.

The burglary at the house on Feystown Road in Glenarm, County Antrim, is believed to have happened sometime between 3 pm on Sunday and 7. 30 am on Monday morning.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch and CSI officers finished their examination of the scene on Sunday afternoon.

They left the farmhouse and then secured it.

On Friday night they recovered a firearm from the scene of the double shooting. No one else is being sought in connection with the shootings.

Arthur ‘Art’ Gibson, 61, and Michael ‘Mick Murph’ Murphy, 37, were found dead at Mr Gibson’s farmhouse on Friday night.

Mr Murphy, a farm worker, shot farmer owner Mr Gibson before turning the gun on himself.

Detectives in Larne have appealed for anyone with information about the burglary to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The funeral for father of four Michael Murphy takes place on Tuesday at 11 am in Glenarm.

The following Mr Gibson will be laid to rest following a service in the same Catholic Church in Glenarm.

 

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