MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF VICTOR HAMILTON

Murder victim Victor Hamilton

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have charged a 29-year-old man with murder.

He is expected to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ballymena via videolink on Monday morning, 1st August. 

The charge relates to the investigation into the murder of 63-year-old Victor Hamilton in Orkney Drive in Ballymena.

As is normal procedure, all charges are reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Detective Inspector Gina Quinn said: “We would like to thank the public for their assistance to date and continue to appeal to anyone with any information that could assist us with our investigation to contact us on 101 quoting reference 273 27/07/22. 

“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.”

A 23-year-old woman has been released on bail pending further enquiries while a 33-year-old man arrested on Sunday, July 31, remains in custody at this time.

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