Belfast Telegraph

Three held in Brian McIlhagga murder probe

Detectives investigating the murder of a father of five in Co Antrim have arrested three men.

Brian McIlhagga, 42, was beaten and shot by a group of masked assailants who dragged him from a house in Riverview Park in Ballymoney in January 2015.

A 33-year-old woman who lived in the house was also assaulted by the gang and four children in the property were left traumatised.

The arrested men, aged 33, 34 and 49, were detained in the north Antrim area.

As well as the murder, police said the suspects were also being questioned about a paramilitary-style shooting in Ballymoney in March 2015 and other serious crime.

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