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Man released as part of investigation into murder of 3-year-old boy

The 51-year-old was released on bail this evening as the PSNI continues its investigation into the murder of the 3-year-old boy.

The house on Trinity Terrace in Lisburn where the body of 3-year-old Brendan Owens was found in July.
The house on Trinity Terrace in Lisburn where the body of 3-year-old Brendan Owens was found in July.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire

POLICE INVESTIGATING THE murder of a 3-year-old boy in Northern Ireland  have released a man being questioned in connection with the case.

The 51-year-old was released on bail this evening pending further police enquiries, the PSNI said in a statement.

A 27-year-old woman also arrested is still being held in custody.

The boy, named as Brendan Owens, was found dead at a house on Trinity Terrace in Lisburn in Antrim on 4 July and detectives are treating the case as a murder investigation.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

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