Belfast Telegraph

Man reported to PPS in Ian Ogle murder probe

Ian Ogle died after being beaten and stabbed 11 times in the back near his home
Ian Ogle died after being beaten and stabbed 11 times in the back near his home

A man previously arrested in the Ian Ogle murder investigation has been reported to the Public Prosecution Service for drugs offences.

The 28-year-old was reported to the PPS for possession and cultivation of a Class B controlled drug.

Community worker and father-of-two Ian Ogle was murdered by a group of men near his Cluan Place home in east Belfast on January 27.

Police said he was stabbed 11 times in the back and suffered a fractured skull.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said police will continue to target those involved in "any form of criminality" detected during the murder investigation.

“I am continuing to appeal for witnesses to this horrific murder. Ian Ogle was subjected to a brutal attack and his family deserve justice," he added.

"Anyone with information that could assist my investigation is asked to please get in touch with the investigation team by calling 101 quoting reference 1303 27/1/19."

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

To date, two men have been charged with Ian Ogle's murder.

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