Belfast Telegraph

Man released in Brian McIlhagga murder probe

A 30-year-old man has been released unconditionally by police investigating the murder of father-of-five Brian McIlhagga in Co Antrim in 2015.

He had been arrested on Wednesday area in the Portrush area.

The had been held under the Terrorism Act.

Under this legislation individuals must be charged, released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service or released unconditionally.

Bail is not permitted.

Brian McIlhagga, 42, was beaten and shot by a group of masked assailants who dragged him from a house in Riverview Park in Ballymoney in January 2015.

A 33-year-old woman who lived in the house was also assaulted by the gang and four children in the property were left traumatised.

Police said the man was arrested in Portrush on Wednesday.

He was taken to Belfast for questioning.

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