Northern Ireland

Man released over 1975 Shankill pub bombing

Mountainview Tavern bomb
Image caption Five people were killed and 60 injured in the attack

A 54-year-old man arrested in connection with a bomb attack on the Shankill Road in 1975 has been released pending further enquiries.

The bomb at the Mountainview Tavern on Grand National Saturday killed five people and injured another 60.

The man was arrested in County Antrim on Thursday.

The investigation into the attack was re-opened following a review by the Historical Enquiries Team.

Five men, aged between 18 and 52 were killed. One of them, William Andrews, was a member of the UDA.

It was the second pub bombing in Belfast that day. Earlier the UVF had killed two people in an attack on a pub in the New Lodge area of north Belfast.

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