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Ballycastle: Man, 33, in court charged with murdering Anthony McErlain

A murder investigation has begun following the death of a 48-year-old man in Ballycastle, County Antrim Image copyright Kevin McAuley
Image caption Police started a murder inquiry after Mr McErlain's body was found in a flat in Ballycastle, County Antrim

A 33-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Anthony McErlain in County Antrim.

Christopher Patrick Keenan, of no fixed abode, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court.

The body of Mr McErlain, 48, was found at a house in the Broombeg View area of Ballycastle on Thursday.

The court heard that police could connect the accused to the charge. He will appear again at the same court on 29 February.

His defence lawyer did not apply for bail.

Meanwhile, police have been granted extra time to question a 50-year-old man who has also been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr McErlain.

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