Victor Hamilton murder investigation: arrest is made in Portadown

A third arrest has been made by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Ballymena.

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of 63-year-old Victor Hamilton in Orkney Drive in Ballymena on Wednesday (July 27) have made a third arrest in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, July 31).

A police spokesperson confirmed that a 33-year-old man has been arrested in the Portadown area on suspicion of murder, and remains in police custody at this time.

A 29-year-old man, arrested in the Spring Meadows area of Armagh on Thursday and a 23-year-old woman, arrested in the Belfast area on Friday, also remain in custody.

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Detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information which could assist them with their enquiries to call 101 and quote reference number 273 of 27/07/22.

Police at Orkney Drive, Ballymena, where Victor Hamilton's body was found. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye