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Man arrested in connection with dissident murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast

Kevin Kearney (46) was shot dead at Alexandra Park last month

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the dissident murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast last month.

The 46-year-old was gunned down in broad daylight as he walked his two dogs through Alexandra Park in north Belfast on October 8.

His body was found floating in a lake in the park a day later.

A 33-year-old was arrested in north Belfast on Monday morning in connection with the killing.

Mr Kearney, from nearby Dunmore Avenue, was known to police for previous offending and officers had been exploring a possible drugs link as motive for the apparent vigilante attack.

Several weeks on from the murder, which was claimed by a group styling itself as the "IRA", the detective leading the investigation had said officers wanted to know more about a Vortex Scorpion bike they believe could have been used.

A burned out car found in the New Lodge area of north Belfast on the day of the murder is also being potentially linked to the crime.

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