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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Man (47) arrested in relation to Kevin McGuigan murder

Victim: Kevin McGuigan was shot dead in east Belfast
Victim: Kevin McGuigan was shot dead in east Belfast
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A 47-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

The man was arrested in west Belfast this evening.

Kevin McGuigan (53) was shot dead at his home in east Belfast in August.

The murder sparked a crisis at Stormont after the PSNI reported they believed that the Provisional IRA or former members of the group may have been responsible.

The Funeral of former IRA Man Kevin McGuigan
The Funeral of former IRA Man Kevin McGuigan

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has since said that he does not believe the IRA were involved in the death.

The man has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

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