DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have arrested a man over the murder of Basil McAfee in December 2013.
Mr McAfee, who was 50 and a father of two, was found dead by his mother at his home in Henderson Avenue, north Belfast by his elderly mother.
Police said he “suffered a violent death” and that they believed his killer used an axe and a large knife. Items, including money, were taken from Mr McAfee’s house.
Detective Chief Inspector John McVea, who is leading the murder hunt, said a 39-year-old man was arrested in north Belfast on Wednesday morning.
He has been taken to the custody suite at Musgrave PSNI station in Belfast to be processed and questioned.
The suspect is now the fourth to be arrested over Mr McAfee’s murder.
The victim was last seen going into an off-licence on the Antrim Road to buy some alcohol before heading back to his Henderson Avenue home.