Northern Ireland

Man is arrested over 1974 murder of Ellen McDowell

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Belfast in 1974 have arrested a 72-year-old man in Newtownards.

Ellen McDowell was 21 when she was shot in April 1974 as she walked home with her boyfriend in the Shankill Road area of Belfast.

The case is currently being investigated by detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch.

The man is being questioned at Bangor police station.