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Bobby Storey released after arrest in Kevin McGuigan murder investigation

The Sinn Féin northern chairman was one of three men arrested yesterday.

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REPUBLICAN BOBBY STOREY has been released from police custody after his arrest in the investigation into the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

Storey who is Sinn Féin’s northern chairman was one of three men arrested yesterday in connection with the crime and detectives in Belfast have been questioning him.

This evening Martin McGuinness said his colleague was due to be released.

A PSNI spokesperson has since confirmed a 59-year-old man who had been arrested in the Kevin McGuigan murder investigation was released.

The two other men have been arrested and a 50-year-old woman remains in custody.

Speaking at a public meeting in Ardee, Co Louth this evening, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said:

The unconditional release of Bobby Storey underlines the contrived nature of the current crisis in the political institutions in the North.

I said he wanted to reiterate his grave concern about the nature in which the murder of two men has been “exploited” and at the way current difficulties developed in recent weeks.

Originally published 6.49pm

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