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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.

PSNI at Alexandra Park on Wednesday, where Kevin Kearney's body was found.
PSNI at Alexandra Park on Wednesday, where Kevin Kearney's body was found.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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

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