DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit investigating the murder of Eamon Collins in Newry 15 years ago have arrested a 56 year old man in the Co Armagh area this morning.
The suspect is currently being held at the serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning.
Mr Collins was knocked down, beaten and stabbed while out walking his dogs on 27 January 1999 in the Dorans Hill area of the city.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “I continue to ask those with information about Mr Collins’ murder, particularly those in the Barcroft estate, to think again about the awfulness of what happened and about the Collins family. It is never too late to come forward.”
Anyone with information can contact detectives on 02890 700 727 or 07585 228 283. Alternatively, people who do not want to provide their personal details can phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.