A murder investigation is under way following the discovery of a man's body in a housing estate in Co Antrim yesterday.

Victor Hamilton, 63, was found dead in Orkney Drive in Ballymena.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said police were alerted to the discovery shortly after 7.50am yesterday.

He said the investigation is at a very early stage and appealed for any witnesses to contact police.

Police and forensic officers had been in the estate throughout yesterday and a white forensic tent was erected at the front of the property.