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Man arrested in connection with murder of man found in lake

Kevin Kearney’s body was found in a lake at Alexandra Park a day after he was shot dead.

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A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin Kearney, who was shot and then dumped in a lake last year.

Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch who are investigating the murder of 46-year-old Kearney in north Belfast said today they have arrested a 32-year-old man.

The suspect was arrested in the Docks area of the city this morning. He has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

Kevin Kearney’s body was found in a lake at Alexandra Park, a day after he’d been shot while walking his dogs on Tuesday 8 October 2013. He had just dropped his daughter off at school.

A group calling themselves “the IRA” claimed responsibility for the killing.

A 38-year-old man was detained in January of this year over the murder.

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