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Man (44) charged with murder of Liam Christie in Antrim

Detectives from the Police Service of Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Liam Christie in Antrim last Thursday, 20th October have charged a 44-year-old man with murder and firearms offences.

Police arrested the man in the Antrim area on Monday 24 October.

Making a fresh appeal for witnesses at the beginning of this week, Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said:

"We are renewing our appeal for information following this brutal killing where Liam was shot at close range in a house where he had been residing in recent weeks. We can now confirm that Liam was shot up to eight times.

"We are particularly interested in any dash-cam footage from the Ballycraigy Estate and surrounding area of Antrim between 7am on Wednesday 19th October and 12pm on Thursday 20th October. If you have any footage or any other information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please call Detectives on 101 and quote reference 310 20/10/22."

He is due to appear before Ballymena Magistrates' Court on Thursday,

October 27th.

As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution



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