16/08/2006

Three arrested in McIlveen murder probe

Police investigating the murder of a Ballymena schoolboy Michael McIlveen have today arrested three people.

A man and a woman are currently being questioned over assisting an offender, and a teenager is also being held on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Michael McIlveen, 15, a pupil at Saint Patrick's College in Ballymena, was beaten to death by a loyalist gang during a sectarian attack in the town in May this year.

A total number of seven people have so far been charged with offences relating to the murder.

(EF)


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