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Man being questioned over the shooting dead of Kevin Kearney in Belfast

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

Police at the scene Alexander Park, north Belfast after the body's discovery.
Police at the scene Alexander Park, north Belfast after the body's discovery.
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A MAN HAS been arrested in Belfast over the shooting dead of Kevin Kearney in the city last October.

Kearney was murdered soon after he had brought his daughter to school in what the PSNI described at the time as a “cold-blooded and callous killing”. His body was found in a lake at Alexandra Park a day after he’d been shot.

A group calling themselves “the IRA” claimed responsibility for the killing in a letter to The Irish News.

The latest arrest in connection with he murder took place this morning when PSNI officers detained a 38-year-old man and took him to Antrim police station for questioning this morning.

The man will also be interviewed about an incident in a social club in Ardoyne on 14 October in which dissident republican threats were made to a number of individuals.

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

Read: Man arrested in connection with Kevin Kearney murder released >

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