An investigation is under way into the murder of man at his home in Co Antrim.

David Hugh Murphy was found by a friend in the property on the outskirts of Ballymena yesterday afternoon.

Mr Murphy, who was 52, was known to police.

Police began a murder investigation last night and forensic investigators have been examining the house in Church Road, Glenwherry.

One line of investigation is that there may a loyalist paramilitary link to the murder.