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Woman arrested in Kevin McGuigan murder investigation

Published 10/09/2015

Murdered: Kevin McGuigan
Murdered: Kevin McGuigan

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the police investigation into the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

The woman was arrested in Belfast on Thursday and taken to the serious crime suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

Three men, senior republican Bobby Storey who is the northern chairman of Sinn Fein along with well-known republicans Eddie Copeland and Brian Gillen were arrested yesterday and remain in police custody.

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Their arrests have brought Stormont to the brink of collapse.

Father-of-nine Kevin McGuigan was gunned down outside his Short Strand home on August 12.

It is believed his killing was in revenge for the shooting of former IRA leader Jock Davison in the Markets area in May.

Police have said they believe members of the IRA were involved in the killing, but that it was not sanctioned at command level.

Sinn Fein has repeatedly stressed the IRA has "gone away".

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