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Man arrested over 2002 murder of loyalist paramilitary Stephen Warnock released

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Police and forensics at the scene of Stephen Warnock killing.

Police and forensics at the scene of Stephen Warnock killing.

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LVF man Stephen Warnock (35) was shot dead in his car.

LVF man Stephen Warnock (35) was shot dead in his car.

Police and forensics at the scene of Stephen Warnock killing.

A man arrested on Tuesday by police investigating the 2002 murder of LVF man Stephen Warnock has been released unconditionally.

The 40-year-old had been arrested in Belfast on Tuesday morning by officers in the PSNI's Legacy Investigations Branch.

Mr Warnock (35) was said to be a drug dealer and was shot in Newtownards in his BMW car in front of his three-year-old daughter. Around £40,000 in cash was recovered from the car at the time.

His killing was part of a loyalist feud which ultimately led to UDA boss Johnny Adair being forced out of the country.

Belfast Telegraph