30/04/2014

Man Arrested Over McGurk's Bombing

A man has been arrested over the bombing of McGurk's bar in Belfast in 1971, in which 15 people were killed.

Police arrested the man in County Antrim and he was taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

The attack on McGurk's bar was carried out on 4 December, 1971 by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

The case was recently reopened following a report into the intial RUC investigation at the time, which blamed the IRA for placing the bomb.

In February 2011, the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman published a report that said the original investigation was "biased", which led to a new review of the case by the the Historical Enquiries Team and PSNI detectives in Serious Crime Branch.

One man was convicted of all 15 murders in 1978.

(IT)

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