Man arrested over Kearney murder

Man arrested over Kearney murder

A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast last year.

The man who was detained in Newtownabbey on Thursday afternoon has also been linked to an attempted murder of police officers in a gun attack on police vehicles.He has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.The body of Mr Kearney, 46, was found in a lake in Alexandra Park on 9 October, a day after he had been reported missing. He had been fatally shot.The father-of-four had been out walking his dogs and the alarm was raised when the animals returned home without him.In the attack on police, ten shots from a Kalashnikov-type gun hit two PSNI cars which were towing digital signs in the Crumlin Road area on 5 December.

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