55-Year-Old Man Arrested Over 1976 Murder

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Northern Ireland 36 years ago.

William Palmer, 50, was shot at his home on Milltown Road in 1976.

He died three days later in hospital from his injuries.

The man was detained on suspicion of murder, possessing a firearm and membership of the IRA.

He is currently being questioned in Antrim police station.


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