23/09/2014

McParland Murder - Woman Released

A woman has been released after being arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Sean McParland in north Belfast in February 1994.

The 41-year-old woman was arrested on the morning of Monday 22 September, and taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim Police Station for questioning.

55-year-old Mr McParland was shot on Skegoniel Avenue in north Belfast on 17 February thirty years ago while babysitting. He died a week later.
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The arrest was part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and other serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast.

The woman was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

(IT/JP)

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