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Man arrested over the murder of Stephen Carson in south Belfast

Published 13/06/2016

Murdered: Stephen Carson
Murdered: Stephen Carson

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Stephen Carson.

The 35-year-old was arrested on Monday in the Belfast area.

Mr Carson (28) was killed in February when gunmen burst into his home on Walmer Street off the Ormeau Road in south Belfast.

He was shot dead in front of his partner and nine-year-old son.

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At that time the officer leadi ng the investigation, Det Supt Kevin Geddes, said the murder was "brutal and cold-blooded".

"Our main line of enquiry, but not our only line of enquiry, is that Stephen was shot as part of a criminal feud," he said.

"We do not believe at this stage there was any paramilitary involvement nor do we believe this was sectarian."

On Monday evening the PSNI revealed that a 35-year-old man has been arrested,

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson said: “Detectives investigating the murder of Stephen Carson at Walmer Street in south Belfast on Thursday 25th February have arrested a 35 year old man on suspicion of murder. He was arrested in the Belfast area. He is currently in police custody.”

Update: The man was released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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