Northern Ireland

Ballycastle murder detectives get extra time

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Media captionThe stabbing happened at a house in Ballycastle on Sunday

Detectives investigating the murder of Kevin O'Neill, in Ballycastle, County Antrim, on Sunday have been given more time by a court to question a 28-year-old man.

Mr O'Neill, who was 25, died after he was stabbed at a house in Stroanshesk Park on Sunday afternoon.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday.

Mr O'Neill was visiting the house at about 14:00 GMT and was stabbed a short time later. He died at the scene.

A neighbour, Michaela Smylie, said she was shocked by what had happened.

"My head just feels all muddled - last night I couldn't sleep a wink, I just kept picturing him lying there. I knew rightly he had passed away," she said.

Mr O'Neill is believed to have spent much of his life in Ballycastle and his parents and three siblings also live in the area.

A post mortem examination is due to take place on Tuesday.