SECOND MAN CHARGED OVER MURDER OF VICTOR HAMILTON

Murder victim Victor Hamilton

A second man has been charged with the murder of Victor Hamilton in Ballymena last week.

The 63-year-old’s body was found at about 7,50 am on Wednesday, July 27, at the front of a house in Orkney Drive, Ballykeel.

On Monday night, detectives confirmed they had charged a 33-year-old man.

He is expected to appear before Antrim Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ballymena, via video-link on Tuesday.

On Monday, Mamadu Saido Djalo, 29, of Springfield Crescent in Belfast, appeared via video-link at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Ballymena, charged with Mr Hamilton’s murder.

A detective sergeant told the court he could connect the accused with the case.

Mr Djalo was remanded in custody to reappear next Monday for a bail application.

Mr Hamilton’s family said he had only recently moved to the area from Carrickfergus.

A 23-year-old woman also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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