Northern Ireland

Two released after 1974 RUC murder arrests

Insp William Elliott
Image caption Insp Bill Elliott was shot while investigating a bank robbery

Two men arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a police inspector in Rathcoole, County Antrim, nearly 40 years ago have been released.

A 61-year-old man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Insp Bill Elliott has been released unconditionally.

A 58-year-old man has been released pending a report to the public prosecution service.

Insp Elliott was shot dead whilst investigating a bank robbery in 1974.

The PSNI's Serious Crime Branch reopened the case into the murder in October 2011 following a review by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET).

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