The Ulster Unionist Party’s East Antrim MLA, John Stewart, has condemned the murder of Laurence Shaw in the Seacourt estate in Larne.
John Stewart MLA said:
“News that the police are treating the death of the man found in the Seacourt estate as a murder inquiry, has not come as a surprise but is still a shocking development.
“All right thinking people will be appalled that anyone should meet such a violent end. My sympathies are with the family and I would appeal for anyone with any information to bring it to the PSNI immediately.
“I would ask people to let the police do their job in relation to the murder investigation. Whoever is responsible and whatever their motivation, they need to be taken off our streets and dealt with severely by the law.
“Arrests have already taken place, but speculation around the case is unhelpful at this time and insensitive to the family circle.”