Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Man who died in police cell is named

The name of a 34-year-old man who died in police custody after he was arrested in connection with the murder of a man in east Belfast has been released.

John Desmond McVeigh, from the Cregagh area of the city, died while in his cell at Musgrave PSNI station in Belfast on Tuesday morning.

He was being held in connection with the death of 52-year-old George Gray.

Last night the Police Ombudsman’s Office said inquiries into Mr McVeigh’s death were ongoing and investigators and forensic specialists had attended at the scene yesterday.

Officers from the organisation have been in ongoing contact with Mr McVeigh’s family and a post-mortem has been carried out, it added.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old man is due to appear at Newtownards Magistrates Court charged with the murder of Mr Gray, who was found at his Cregagh Road home on Friday.

Mr McVeigh was one of three people being questioned about the murder.

A 62-year-old woman who was arrested on Monday afternoon has since been released on police bail.

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