MAN RELEASED OVER BELFAST CITY CENTRE MURDER OF PAUL MCCREADY

Murder victim Paul McCready. Police say witnesses hold may have vital information about his unlawful death. Arrested man now released pending file to PPS

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have released a 30 year old man being quizzed over the murder of Paul McCready pending a file to the PPS.

The 31-year-old victim died following a fight in Donegall Street in the early hours of Sunday, April 2.

The father from north Belfast had been in the Northern Whig pub in Bridge during the Saturday night.

Police believe revellers may have captured the fight on their mobile phone videos and appealed for them to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: “My team have carried out extensive enquiries following the death of Mr McCready on Sunday.

“CCTV footage has been examined and statements taken from over 20 people in our effort to gather as much information as possible about this tragic incident.

“Following consultation with the PPS, a file will be forwarded to them in due course.

“I would appeal to those people who were in the Donegall Street area at the time of the incident and who haven’t yet got in touch with the investigation team to phone now and tell us what they saw.

The number to call is 101 quoting reference number 94 02/04/17.

“If someone would prefer to provide information without leaving their name they can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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