Northern Ireland

Woman freed over Sean McParland UVF Belfast 1994 murder

A 41-year-old woman arrested over the murder of a man in Belfast 20 years ago has been released.

Sean McParland, 55, was shot while babysitting in Skegoneill Avenue in February 1994. He died a week later.

The arrest was part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and other serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast.

The woman was freed from custody on Monday night, pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

A number of people have been questioned in recent months about the murder of Mr McParland.

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