07/02/2019

Ian Ogle Investigation: Man Arrested At Heathrow

Police investigating the brutal murder of east Belfast community worker Ian Ogle have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

The 33-year-old was detained at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday evening, 06 February, before being transferred to Musgrave Police Station in Belfast.

Police have also released further details of the attack, in which a gang of men stabbed the 45-year-old father-of-two to death just yards from his home on Sunday 27 January.

Renewing the PSNI's witness appeal, Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna from the Major Investigation Team said: "Following excellent partnership working with UK and international partners, a 33-year-old man was detained in Heathrow Airport last night, arrested and conveyed to Northern Ireland. He has now been taken to Musgrave Police Station where he is in currently in custody being questioned by detectives.

"I believe that the events leading up to Ian's murder began on the Beersbridge Road, around 8.45pm on that Sunday evening, when an altercation took place outside a fast food outlet. The exact circumstances of that incident are still developing, but I believe that Ian was there. 
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"Then, shortly before 9.30pm, Ian's killers parked a black Seat Leon, registration number JGZ 7406 in Langtry Court, just off Templemore Avenue. They walked the short distance to Cluan Place, via Templemore Avenue and the Albertbridge Road. After the attack, they returned to Templemore Avenue - some of the killers got into the car and others dispersed on foot from Langtry Court, through the houses. The car was driven along Templemore Avenue, into Major Street and onto the lower Newtownards Road, before being left at Pitt Place. 

"I want to hear from anyone who saw a fight on the Beersbridge Road, a group of at least five men walking or running to and from Cluan Place and a black Seat Leon car at Langtry Court. All of this happened between 8.30pm and 10pm on Sunday 27th. 

"If you were driving in that area or have any dash-cam footage, please contact us. If you have found recently discarded clothing or weapons of any sort, I want to know about that." 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Musgrave police station on non-emergency line 101, referencing 1303 of 27/1/19 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is completely anonymous.



(JG/CM)

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