03/07/2007

Man questioned about 1988 murder

A man has been arrested in connection with police inquiries into a murder in 1988.

The body of Lily Smyth, 66, was found in her flat at Moveen House in Dunmurry on October 9, 1988. The pensioner had been strangled.

A police spokesperson said that a 43-year-old man had been arrested and is being questioned at Antrim Police Station.

(SP/KMcA)

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