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Brian McIlhagga murder detectives make third arrest

By Staff Reporter

Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Brian McIlhagga in Ballymoney have arrested a third man in the town.

The 31-year-old suspect has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

A 22-year-old man arrested on Thursday remains in custody, but a 46-year-old man arrested on the same day was last night released unconditionally. Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said: "I am extending the scope of our appeal for information to include the railway station in Ballymoney, which is in the same general area as the house at Riverview Park where Brian was attacked.

"I want to hear from anyone who was in the station, close to the station or on a train passing through the station between 10.20pm and 10.30pm last Monday night.

"They may have seen a number of men in this vicinity and they may be able to assist the investigation."

Anyone with any information can contact Ballymoney police station on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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