Murder case: Detectives granted additional interview time

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man in Ballymena on Tuesday 28th April have been granted additional time by a court to interview two men aged 41 and 49 and a woman aged 47.

Matt 'Matha' Shirley

The deceased, Matt ‘Matha’ Shirley, was well known in the Harryville and Ballee areas of the town.

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News of his death has stunned the area where Mr. Shirley was known by many as a ‘harmless soul’ who liked to take his dog on long walks.