MAN (40) ARRESTED OVER BRUTAL UVF STAB MURDER OF IAN OGLE

Murder victim Ian Ogle beaten and stabbed to death in east Belfast in January

A 40 year old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Ian Ogle.

The 45 year old was brutally assaulted and stabbed 11 times in the back at Cluan Place in east Belfast on Sunday,  January 27.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said : “We arrested the man on suspicion of murder in Belfast today. He is currently in custody at Musgrave Street Police Station where he is being questioned by Major Investigation Team detectives.

“At this time, I would also reiterate my appeal for witnesses to this horrific murder. Ian Ogle was subjected to a brutal attack.

“His skull was fractured and he was savagely stabbed 11 times in the back before being left to die on the street. His family deserve justice.

“Anyone with information that could assist my investigation is asked to please get in touch with the investigation team by calling 101 quoting reference 1303 27/1/19.”

Two men – Jonathon Brown and Glenn Rainey who both fled to Thailand after the murder were later arrested on their return – have been charged with the father-of-two’s savage killing.

Both men have been remanded in custody.

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