Northern Ireland

Eamon Collins murder: Suspect released unconditionally

Eamon Collins
Image caption Eamon Collins was murdered a short distance from his Newry home

A man arrested by police investigating the murder of a former IRA man 15 years ago has been released unconditionally.

Eamon Collins, 45, was found beaten and stabbed to death on 27 January 1999. Police believe he may also have been deliberately struck by a car.

His body was found at Dorans Hill, a country road a short distance from his home in the Barcroft estate in Newry, County Down.

The 59-year-old man was arrested in Newry on Tuesday.

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