Ballymoney murder post-mortem findings not released

Brian McIlhagga suffered 'a vicious, brutal and sustained attack'
Brian McIlhagga suffered 'a vicious, brutal and sustained attack'

Although a post-mortem has been completed into the murder of a man in Ballymoney, police have declined to release its findings.

Detectives said Brian McIlhagga, 42, suffered “a vicious, brutal and sustained attack” by a gang of masked man at Riverview Park on Monday night after which he was dragged outside a house he was visiting and shot in the leg.

A PSNI spokeswoman said on Wednesday that police were “not in a position to disclose the results of the post-mortem” so as to clarify the precise cause of death.

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said that he was “disgusted at this brutal murder”.

He added: “I would also express my concerns to the family of this man and express my sympathies to the family circle following this terrible and brutal murder.”