Monday 24 July 2017

Man (39) arrested over axe and knife murder of 50-year-old

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Lesley-Anne McKeown

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man more than a year ago.

Basil McAfee, 50, was found dead after being attacked with a knife and an axe.

His body was found in the living room of his house at Henderson Avenue in December 2013.

This is the fourth arrest in connection with the killing.

Police Service of Northern Ireland detective chief inspector John McVea said the suspect was detained in north Belfast.

Mr McAfee was last seen alive on the evening of December 19 2013.

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