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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Two quizzed over murder released

Published 14/02/2013 | 09:31

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Stephen Davidson was found dead at his house in Ballyholme

Two people being questioned about the murder of Stephen Davidson have been released.

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Mr Davidson, 31, who was unemployed, was found dead at his home near Bangor, Co Down, on Sunday.

A spokesman for the police said the 49-year-old man and 61-year-old woman were released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service. A 40-year-old man is still in custody helping police with their inquiries.

Earlier, detectives from the PSNI's serious crime branch, who are investigating the killing, charged a 30-year-old woman with a number of offences including conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and impeding police.

Mr Davidson's body was discovered by a relative on Sunday evening.

Detectives believe he may have known his killers and that he died as a result of a violent struggle.

The crime scene at Ballyholme Road had to be evacuated for a time this afternoon after the discovery of an unknown substance.

Police later declared the area safe.

A spokeswoman said: "Tests have been carried out on a substance found at the scene. These tests have established that the substance did not pose a risk to any individual.

"Police took this precautionary measure to guarantee the safety of all concerned."

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