Northern Ireland

Police investigate death of man in Greenisland, County Antrim

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Media captionStation Road has been closed between the junction of Upper Station Road and School Lane and Knockfergus Park

Police have said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 70s in Greenisland, County Antrim.

His body was discovered in a house on Station Road about 21:30 GMT on Monday.

Police said a post mortem examination is due to take place to determine the cause of death.

A 29-year-old woman and two men, aged 23 and 24, have been arrested.

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Image caption Forensic officers are carrying out an examination at a property in Greenisland
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Image caption A post mortem examination is due to take place
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Image caption Police have said Station Road is likely to remain closed for some time

Station Road has been closed between the junction of Upper Station Road and School Lane and Knockfergus Park.

Police have said it is likely to remain closed for some time.

Translink said trains are still operating to and from Greenisland station.

The mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Billy Ashe, said Station Road "is normally a quiet area".

He said the "local community would be waking up with shock, horror and revulsion".

"A number of people have contacted me this morning, people are stunned, people are shocked," he said.

"This is not an area that would have experienced anything like this before."