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Woman arrested over 2001 Belfast murder released

Published 08/12/2015

David Clarke was found dead in his north Belfast flat in 2001 (PSNI/PA Wire)
David Clarke was found dead in his north Belfast flat in 2001 (PSNI/PA Wire)

A woman arrested by police investigating the murder of a man with learning difficulties has been released

David Clarke, 26, was found battered to death at his north Belfast flat in June 2001.

Police believe Mr Clarke, who was described as vulnerable and inoffensive, had been bullied in the weeks leading up to his death.

It is understood a number of people were in his property at Forthriver Road on the night he was killed.

The 33-year-old woman was detained in the Shankill area on Tuesday morning. She was later released unconditionally.

Detectives have made a number of arrests since the murder investigation was reopened last month following fresh information.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson said: "I would continue to ask anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward with anything they know."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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