Northern Ireland

Arrest after man's body found in car in Lisburn

Forensic officers at Limehurst Way, Lisburn Image copyright Kevin Scott/Presseye
Image caption The 44-year-old victim was found on Monday afternoon

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in a car boot in Lisburn.

The body was discovered in the Limehurst Way area of Lisburn on Monday afternoon.

The victim has been named locally as Gerry Mulligan.

A post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death, which is being treated as suspicious. Police do not believe there is any paramilitary involvement.

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Image caption Police have ruled out paramilitary involvement

Det Ch Insp Peter Montgomery said police received the report of the discovered body shortly after 16:20 BST.

DUP Councillor Jonathan Craig said the killing of a man well-known in the local business community had deeply shocked residents of a quiet area.

"People cannot get over it," he said.

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Image caption A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out
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Image caption The area where Mr Mulligan's body was found remains cordoned off
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Image caption The death of Mr Mulligan is being treated as suspicious