The deceased was found at a house in Hillmount Gardens in the town around 1.35pm today (Monday). There had also been a small fire in the property. The 56-year-old man was confirmed dead at the scene.
“I would like to pass on my condolences to the loved ones of this man. My thoughts are with them at this time,” said Mr Dickson.
The community will be shocked by this, particularly given its brutal nature. It is shocking it could be carried out in a quiet residential area.
“Those responsible must be brought to justice before the courts as soon as possible – they are clearly dangerous individuals and could pose a danger to others.
“If anyone has any information about this murder, I urge them to contact police with it immediately.”