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Man arrested in connection with 'chilling' 1993 murder

The PSNI reopened an investigation into Joseph Reynolds’ death in October last year.

The leaflet released by the PSNI last October appealing for information.
The leaflet released by the PSNI last October appealing for information.
Image: PSNI

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the murder of a man in Belfast 20 years ago.

It comes four months after the PSNI reopened the murder investigation into the death of 40-year-old painter Joseph Reynolds, appealing for information.

A man arrested in connection with the murder soon aftewards released unconditionally.

Ambushed

Reynolds was on his way to work in October 1993 when his van was ambushed by gunmen.

He had stopped to let the men cross the road, who opened fire with a handgun and rifle once they drew level with his vehicle.

A separate car pulled up behind the van and also opened fire.

Police said the nature of the murder, which happened in broad daylight, “chilled people”.

The man arrested this morning has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite in Antrim for questioning.

Background: Police reopen the murder investigation >

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