MAN HELD AT AIRPORT OVER IRA MURDERS OF THREE RUC OFFICERS AND CATHOLIC NUN 27 YEARS AGO

Suspect held at serious crime suite in Musgrave PSNI station over IRA murders of three RUC officers and a Catholic nun in 1990

‘WAKING The Dead’ detectives have arrested a 54 year old man today over the murder of four people in an IRA bomb attack almost three decades ago.

The suspect was arrested at Belfast International Airport under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

He was detained for questioning by detectives from the PSNI’s Legacy Investigation Branch about the murders of Constable William Hanson, Reserve Constable Joshua Willis and Reserve Constable David Sterritt and Sister Catherine Dunne.

They were killed when a landmine located at a culvert on the Killylea Road Armagh was detonated on the 24th July 1990.

Another woman was also seriously injured in the blast.

Detective Inspector Deborah Eakin said: “The male was detained at Belfast International Airport this morning on suspicion of a number of offences including the murder of three police officers and a Catholic nun in an explosion on the Killylea Road in Armagh on 24 July 1990.

“He has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning.”

A 55 year old man was also arrested and questioned last week in connection with the atrocity.

 

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