Murder victim Ian Ogle beaten and stabbed to death in east Belfast in January

DETECTIVES have arrested a man wanted over the savage UVF murder of Ian Ogle in east Belfast on Sunday, January 27.

The 32-year-old suspect was detained at Manchester Airport on Sunday evening on suspicion of murder after arriving on a flight from Thailand.

He is due to be brought to Northern Ireland this morning for questioning detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team (MIT).

Mr Ogle, a 45-year-old father of two died near his home in Cluan Place off the Albertbridge Road following a brutal assault by members of the UVF.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna of MIT said: “Following excellent partnership working with UK and international partners, the man was detained in Manchester Airport this evening.

“At this time, I would also reiterate my appeal for witnesses to this horrific murder. Ian Ogle was subjected to a brutal attack.

“His skull was fractured and he was savagely stabbed 11 times in the back before being left to die on the street. His family deserve justice.”

A 33-year-old man appeared in court on 8 February charged with Mr Ogle’s murder.

Jonathan Brown, from McArthur Court in Belfast, denies planning, preparing and committing the offence.

He is due to appear in court this Friday, March 8 for a further remand hearing.

The latest arrest brings to 15 the number of people detained in relation to the killing, but only one person has so far been charged.

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