MAN QUIZZED OVER DRUG DEALER’S MURDER

Dissident republican murder victim James McConnell

Dissident republican murder victim James McConnell

DETECTIVES investigating the dissident republican murder of a drug dealer have arrested a 48-year-old man on Monday.

James McConnell was shot by two masked men at his home in Woodland Avenue of Prehen, Derry, on February 11, 2009.

The 38-year-old was believed to have been shot dead by dissident group Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD).

The suspect was arrested in Dungiven and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

The suspect is also being questioned about a shooting incident in Feeny in 2004 when a shotgun was fired at a house.

Detectives are also conducting two searches in the Dungiven area.

Police would appeal to anyone with information about Mr McConnell’s murder to contact them.

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