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Police given more time to quiz two men over killing

By Michael McHugh

Published 13/01/2016

Police have been given extra time to question two suspects about the murder of a man in Toomebridge
Police have been given extra time to question two suspects about the murder of a man in Toomebridge

Police have been given extra time to question two suspects about the murder of a man in Toomebridge.

James McDonagh (28), from Castledawson, was assaulted outside the Elk bar and nightclub complex on Hillhead Road on Sunday morning.

Yesterday detectives were granted permission to hold the suspects, aged 24 and 52, for an additional 36 hours.

The pair were arrested on Sunday night in the Toomebridge area and are being questioned at Musgrave police station in Belfast.

A 41-year-old detained in Toomebridge on Monday night is also still in custody.

A 20-year-old man arrested on Sunday night was released on bail pending further enquiries.

A post-mortem is due today.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan, who is leading the murder hunt, has renewed appeals for anyone with information to contact officers in Magherafelt on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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