22/02/2024

Man Arrested In Connection With 1992 Police Officer Murder

A 59-year-old man has been arrested at Birmingham Airport in connection with a fatal mortar attack in Newry in 1992.

The man was arrested on Wednesday, 21 February by detectives from PSNI's Legacy Investigation Branch, investigating the murder of Constable Colleen McMurray and the attempted murder of her colleague in 1992. Constable McMurray was the passenger in a police car when it was hit by a mortar as it travelled along Merchants Quay in Newry. Her colleague survived but lost both his legs.

The 59 year old man was arrested under the Terrorism Act at Birmingham Airport, with the assistance of Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands, and will be transported to Northern Ireland for questioning in the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station.

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