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Police make third arrest in connection with murder of man in Antrim

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Liam Christie in Antrim on Thursday 20th October, have arrested a 43 year old man on suspicion of murder and firearms offences.

The man was arrested in the Antrim area this afternoon ( Friday 28th October ) and remains in custody at this time assisting with police enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly said:

“Our investigation into this appalling murder is ongoing and I continue to appeal to the public for information. 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.“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Additionally, information and media can be provided to police through the Major Incident Public Portal Link:

This is the third arrest in the case. A 44 year old man has been charged with murder and has appeared a court. A 43 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday 26th October and has been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.


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