Detectives have confirmed that the 65-year-old man who was murdered in Randalstown in the early hours of Thursday was Nelson Cheung, a businessman who had lived in the Ballymena area.
Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “Mr Cheung was a well-liked and well known man who ran a Chinese restaurant in Randalstown. He was a father of four and husband to Mrs Winnie Cheung, who was injured during the attack on the Caddy Road.
“Mrs Cheung has been released from hospital but is understandably anguished following the murder of her husband.
“My thoughts and the thoughts of my investigative team are with the Cheung family. We have made three arrests in connection with this murder and our investigation continues.
“If anyone can assist the investigation please call the serious incident room at Ballymena station on the non-emergency number 101. Or, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”