FRESH ARREST OVER MURDER OF BORDER BUTCHER ROBBIE LAWLOR

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of border butcher Robbie Lawlor in Etna Drive in north Belfast on Saturday, April 4, have arrested a 36 year old man on suspicion of murder.

The male was detained last night and remains in custody at present.

Three people who were arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in north Belfast on Saturday were released unconditionally on Monday.

Lawlor, 36, who was from Dublin, was shot outside a house in Etna Drive in Ardoyne.

He had been a suspect in the abduction and murder of teen Keane Mulready- Woods in January in the Republic. His body was dismembered but his torso has never been found.

It is believed Mr Lawlor was a leading figure in a feuding criminal gang.

Two men aged 30 and 33 and a 17-year-old boy who were being questioned about his murder have been released unconditionally.

On Monday, a 27-year-old man was also released unconditionally.

The PSNI believes a lone hitman shot dead Lawlor.

On Sunday, properties in west Belfast and Crumlin were searched by police.

But officers said they had not yet recovered the murder weapon.

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