UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with murders, Belfast

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with murders, Belfast

Detectives from Legacy Investigation Branch investigating two murders and other serious crimes in Belfast in the late 80s and early 90s have been granted an additional 80 hours to question a 65 year old man who was arrested in Belfast on the afternoon of Tuesday 31 May. The extension was approved by a court today, Thursday 2 June.

Detective Inspector Neil McGuinness, from Legacy Investigation Branch said: “The 65-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murders of John Benedict Devine in the Fallswater Street area of West Belfast on 23 July, 1989, and the murder of John Joseph Gerard O’Hara in the Dunluce Avenue area of South Belfast on 17 April, 1991. He has also been arrested in relation to a number of other serious crimes.

“The man currently remains in custody assisting us with our enquiries."