Murder probe detectives name man found dead in Castletown

Neil Edward Roberts

Neil Edward Roberts


Detectives leading a murder inquiry have named the man who was found dead at a cottage in Castletown at the weekend.

Neil Edward Roberts, aged 60, who lived in Ballabeg, was found dead at an address on Queen Street at 1am on Sunday.

Following a post mortem examination conducted by a Home Office pathologist, it is believed that Mr Roberts died as a result of injuries sustained during a violent incident at the Queen Street property.

A forensic examination of the address has been undertaken by a UK-based forensic scientist.

Some 20 officers are involved in the investigation into Mr Robert’s death.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Mr Roberts. They are a 45-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, both from Castletown.

Senior investigating officer, Inspector Phil Shimmin said: ‘Mr Roberts was well known and I am appealing for anyone who either saw Mr Roberts or who had contact with him at any time during Saturday November 30 to contact the police as soon as possible.’

Mr Shimmin said a family liaison officer has been allocated to Mr Roberts’ family, who he said are, naturally, extremely upset.


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