DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Jock Davison in the Markets area of Belfast yesterday have arrested suspect Brendan Devine.
The 41 year old had been hunted by MIT detectives since Tuesday morning’s murder in Welsh Street.
On Tuesday evening, officers raided a house in the New Lodge district hunting Devine, who was a pal of murdered Robert McCartney who was stabbed to death in January 2005 by an IRA gang on the orders of Davison.
The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, said: “The suspect was detained in Belfast this morning and is being questioned at a police station in the city.
“A property in north Belfast was searched last night as part of the overall investigation.
“I would again appeal to people who were in the Welsh Street area at 9am yesterday and who have information about the shooting to talk to detectives at Musgrave police station.”
Police have been searching a for a black vehicle seen in the Markets area by locals up to ten minutes before the killing.