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Men arrested in father murder probe released on bail

Published 09/01/2016

Conor McKee, a father of two young children, had been on bail for alleged drugs offences (PSNI/PA Wire)
Conor McKee, a father of two young children, had been on bail for alleged drugs offences (PSNI/PA Wire)

Two men who were arrested in connection with the murder of a father of two in Northern Ireland have been released on bail.

The men, aged 37 and 44, were arrested after Conor McKee, 31, was found dead by his mother at his parents' home off the Oldpark Road in North Belfast on Thursday night.

Mr McKee, a father of two young children, had been on bail for alleged drugs offences.

The suspects were detained in Belfast and Antrim on Friday evening, but have since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Detectives are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective chief inspector Justyn Galloway said drugs are one line of inquiry but said investigators needed to speak to Mr McKee's friends and a specific witness who may have vital information.

He said: "This was a particularly brutal murder, all the more traumatic for Conor's mother, who found him. This was a tragedy for Conor's family but also for the wider community."

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