Northern Ireland

Paul Smyth: Man charged in connection with Lisburn murder

Paul Smyth Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Paul Smyth was found dead in Lisburn on Friday

Police investigating the murder of Lisburn man Paul Smyth have charged a 29-year-old man with assisting offenders and withholding information.

He has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He is due to appear at Armagh Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 9 July. 

Mr Smyth was found dead in the living room of his house in Coulson Avenue on 21 June.

Police said the 50-year-old had been shot.

It later emerged that Mr Smyth's body lay undiscovered for more than 48 hours.