Man arrested in connection with Bessbrook murder


Detectives investigating the murder of 73-year-old Eugene Carr, who died following an attack at his Bessbrook home last year, have this morning arrested a 30-year-old man in the Newry area.

The arrest was made after two house searches were carried out in the Newry and Rathfriland areas.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Lee McNevison said: “Mr Carr died in the Royal Victoria Hospital on the evening of Tuesday 17 November 2015 as a result of injuries that he received when he was attacked whilst in his bed at his home in Clogharevan Park, Bessbrook, in the early hours of Monday 31 August 2015.

“The 30 year old man has been taken to Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning.”

A 26-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man who were arrested in the Newry area on September 4, 2015, in relation to the attack remain on police bail pending further inquiries.