Belfast Telegraph

Man released after arrest over IRA bombing which killed nun and three policemen

A man arrested in connection with an IRA bomb attack that killed a Catholic nun and three police officers in Northern Ireland in 1990 has been released pending report to the Public Prosecution Service.

The 55-year-old was detained in Armagh on Thursday morning by detectives from the PSNI's Legacy Investigation Branch.

Sister Catherine Dunne, Constable William Hanson, Reserve Constable Joshua Willis and Reserve Constable David Sterritt were killed when a landmine exploded on the Killylea Road, Armagh, on July 24 1990. Another woman was seriously injured in the blast.

PSNI Detective Inspector Deborah Eakin said the man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including the four murders.

He was taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning before being released pending a report to the PPS.


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