At least one person has been reported murdered so far in 2018.

Dead is 47-year-old Paul Malcolm, otherwise called ‘Bull Dog’. He’s from Water Lane in Frome, Westmoreland.

Malcolm was reportedly shot and killed by unknown assailants yesterday morning.

Reports from the Frome police are that about 3:20 a.m, residents stumbled on Malcolm’s body and alerted them.

When police arrived, they saw Malcolm lying on the ground with two gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.