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Man due in court over 1998 murder blamed on 'IRA elements'

The 45-year-old was arrested in England yesterday by officers working with the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team.

Soldierstown Road, where the murder took place.
Soldierstown Road, where the murder took place.
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A 45-YEAR-OLD MAN, arrested yesterday in England, has been charged tonight in connection with a murder carried out in the Co. Armagh village of Aghalee, near Lisburn, in 1998.

30-year-old Kevin Conway was dragged from his house as he looked after his four-month-old child and shot dead in a killing blamed at the time on ‘IRA elements’.

It happened in February 1998 — months after the second IRA ceasefire and only two months before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

The case was referred to the PSNI Historical Enquiries Team in 2008.

The man charged this evening is due to appear before Craigavon Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Detectives are also making a renewed appeal for anyone with information to come forward. The investigation team can be contacted on 028 375 17390, while information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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