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Woman arrested in David Clarke murder probe released


David Clarke was murdered in 2001

David Clarke was murdered in 2001

David Clarke was murdered in 2001

A 36-year-old woman arrested by detectives investigating the murder of David Clarke in Belfast in 2001 has been released unconditionally.

David Clarke (26) who had learning difficulties was beaten to death in his flat at Forthriver Road.

The case was re-opened after police received new information.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch arrested the woman in the north Belfast area of the city on the morning of Thursday December 10.

She was taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning and was later released  unconditionally.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson said: “I would continue to ask anyone with information to do the right thing and come forward with anything they know. They can call the police non-emergency number 101 or use the independent charity Crimestoppers where information can be provided anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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