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Man arrested in connection with Kevin Kearney murder

This is the third arrest made in connection with the murder.

Police use an actor resembling Kevin Kearney along the same winding path through Alexandra Park to the spot where it is believed Mr Kearney was shot dead.
Police use an actor resembling Kevin Kearney along the same winding path through Alexandra Park to the spot where it is believed Mr Kearney was shot dead.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

DETECTIVES IN NORTHERN IRELAND investigating the murder of Kevin Kearney have arrested a man.

Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch arrested a 44-year-old man in the west of the city a short time ago.

Arrest

The man has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

This is the third arrest in connection with the investigation.

The body Kevin Kearney, a 46-year-old father of four, was found in a lake in Alexandra Park last week, having been shot just after dropping his daughter off at school.

Appeal

Yesterday, one week on from the murder, the police returned to the scene of the crime with an actor resembling Kearney, in a hope to jog the memory of witnesses who use the park regularly.

Mr Kearney’s brother, Martin appealed to the community to help catch his brother’s killers. He said that Kevin’s family were distraught and destroyed by his murder.

“It has torn us apart. We are devastated,” he said.

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Martin Kearney, brother of Kevin Kearney speaks about his brothers murder, at a police station in Belfast. Paul Faith/PA Images

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