Two arrested over east Belfast republican’s slaying

Kevin McGuigan, a father-of-nine, was gunned down at point blank range on Wednesday night
Kevin McGuigan, a father-of-nine, was gunned down at point blank range on Wednesday night

Two suspects – one man and one woman – have been arrested by police investigating the shooting of Kevin McGuigan.

The PSNI said they had also conducted a number of searches as part of their investigation.

The officers said that the man was aged 44 and the woman aged 39.

They had both been arrested in east Belfast.

Police announced the arrests late on Thursday night and at time of writing they were still in custody.