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Police quiz man over 2013 axe murder of Basil McAfee

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 01/10/2016

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating an axe murder in Belfast nearly three years ago
A 36-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating an axe murder in Belfast nearly three years ago

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating an axe murder in Belfast nearly three years ago.

Basil McAfee (50) was found dead at his home on Henderson Avenue in the north of the city in December 2013. He had been the victim of a frenzied knife and axe attack, police said at the time.

The suspect was detained in Belfast. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said he was being questioned by detectives from serious crime branch at Musgrave station in the city.

Mr McAfee was last seen alive at an off-licence in north Belfast on the evening of December 19 2013. His mother found him dead in the living room of his property. Items including money had also been stolen.

To date, five men and two women have been arrested in connection with the killing, but no one has been charged.

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