Belfast Telegraph

Anne O'Neill murder probe officers still quizzing one suspect

By Victoria Leonard

A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Anne O'Neill in south Belfast on Saturday has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police have been granted a further 24 hours to question a 27-year-old male in connection with the death.

Ms O'Neill died after being attacked at a house on Ardmore Avenue, Finaghy.

Neighbours who have security cameras fitted around their homes have been urged to let detectives review recordings.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoffrey Boyce said: "I am appealing for anyone who resides in the Ardmore Avenue and Ardmore Park area of Finaghy and who have CCTV installed at their address to contact detectives."

The murder inquiry is being led by officers at Musgrave police station.

Ms O'Neill is understood to have suffered head injuries before she died.

Local people had reported hearing a woman's screams around the time of the attack.

Ms O'Neill was discovered in her back garden with head injuries. Emergency crews tried to resuscitate the mother-of-two but were unable to save her and she died at the scene.

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