Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C
Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images PSNI at Alexandra Park on Wednesday, where Kevin Kearney's body was found.

PSNI release man questioned over Belfast dissident murder

The 39-year-old was arrested on Friday but has now been released unconditionally as police continue to investigate the killing of Kevin Kearney.

Updated 10.32 am

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have released a 39-year-old man arrested on Friday in connection with the “callous and cold-blooded” murder of Kevin Kearney in Belfast on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old was arrested on Friday in the west of the city but the PSNI have confirmed that he has now been released unconditionally.

Kearney, a 46-year-old father of four was found in a lake in Alexandra Park on Wednesday.

A group by the name of “the IRA” took responsibility for the killing in a letter to The Irish News, with the PSNI confirming that dissidents were to blame.

They are appealing for information on the murder and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at the incident room in Musgrave Street police station on 0845 600 8000.

Additional reporting by Rónán Duffy

Read: “A cold-blooded and callous murder” – PSNI appeal for witnesses to Belfast killing

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.