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Suspect quizzed over murder of Constable Carroll

Murdered PSNI officer Stephen Carroll
Murdered PSNI officer Stephen Carroll

A man was arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of a policeman in Northern Ireland.

The 22-year-old was last night being questioned by detectives at Antrim’s Serious Crime Suite about the shooting of PC Stephen Carroll.

Three people have already been charged with the married 48-year-old's murder in March, which was claimed by the Continuity IRA.

The man was taken into custody in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, yesterday morning.

PC Carroll, an officer with almost 25 years' service, was gunned down in Craigavon, Co Armagh, just two days after the Real IRA murders of two British soldiers outside Massereene Army base in Antrim.

Sappers Mark Quinsey (23), from Birmingham, and Patrick Azimkar (21), from London, were murdered as they collected a pizza delivery at the gates of the barracks. They were hours from flying to Afghanistan to commence a tour of duty.

Two other soldiers and two pizza delivery men were injured in the gun attack.

Two men have so far been charged with the sappers' murders.

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