Man arrested in connection with two historic murders

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A 65-year-old man has been arrested in relation to two murders and other serious crimes in Belfast in the late 80s and early 90s, it has emerged.

Detective Inspector Neil NcGuinness, from Legacy Investigation Branch said: “The 65-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murders of John Benedict Devine in the Fallswater Street area of West Belfast on 23 July, 1989, and the murder of John Joseph Gerard O’Hara in the Dunluce Avenue area of South Belfast on 17 April, 1991.

“He has also been arrested in relation to a number of other serious crimes.

“The man was arrested in Belfast this afternoon and is currently helping police with their enquiries.”

He said there were no further details at this stage.