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Four more arrests over murder and rape of Belfast woman after loyalist club night in 1937

Police have arrested four more men in relation to the rape and murder of a young mother found beaten to death after a night out in a loyalist club in Northern Ireland 30 years ago.

The men aged between 53 and 59 were arrested in Belfast and Antrim. It comes after three men were arrested in England and Scotland over the incident and taken for questioning in Northern Ireland.

Lorraine McCausland, a 23-year-old mother-of-two, was found beside a stream in the Forthriver area of north Belfast in the early hours of March 8, 1987. She had been on a night out and was last seen in a nearby loyalist club at Tyndale.

The case was reopened last year after detectives identified "potential new lines of enquiry".

Fourteen arrests were made during the original police investigation but no one was charged.

Members of the UDA were suspected of killing Ms McCausland, whose son Craig was murdered in north Belfast in 2005.

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