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Man freed in Crossan murder probe

A man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan has been released without charge.

Crossan, 43, was shot dead in west Belfast on Friday.

The 26-year-old man was detained by police yesterday in connection with the killing of the father-of-six, who was a one-time senior member of the Continuity IRA (CIRA).

He was released from custody tonight.

Crossan, who also had five grandchildren, was gunned down at a fuel depot in the grounds of an industrial complex in full view of surrounding houses on Friday afternoon.

He was once the CIRA's Belfast leader but was believed to be the subject of a death threat and had been expelled from the group some years ago after a fall out.

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