Brian McIlhagga funeral on Sunday afternoon

Brian McIlhagga from Ballymena who was shot in Ballymoney.
Brian McIlhagga from Ballymena who was shot in Ballymoney.

The funeral of murdered Ballymena man, Brian McIlhagga, will take place on Sunday afternoon.

The depth of local sympathy for the keen Liverpool supporter has been amply illustrated on social media with large numbers of people registering their shock and disgust at his killing in Ballymoney last week.

Mr. McIlhagga’s funeral service will take place at the family home on Cromkill Road at 2pm with interment afterwards at Ballymena Cemetery,

The family have requested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to James Henry Funeral Services for Asthma UK.

Meanwhile, earlier today, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said that a 22 year old man arrested by Detectives investigating the murder of Mr. McIlhagga has been released unconditionally.”

One man aged 31 remains in custody helping police with their enquiries.