Northern Ireland

Belfast: Man released after questioning over IRA murders of two policemen in 1987

RUC officers Michael Malone (left) and Ernest Carson (right) were killed in an IRA gun attack in 1987 Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption RUC officers Michael Malone (left) and Ernest Carson (right) were killed in an IRA gun attack in 1987

A man arrested as part of an inquiry into the murders of two police officers almost 30 years ago has been released pending a report to prosecutors.

Royal Ulster Constabulary detective constables Michael Malone, 35, and Ernest Carson, 50, were killed in an IRA gun attack on 26 August 1987.

Another officer and a civilian were wounded in the shooting in the Liverpool Bar on Donegall Quay.

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Image caption The killings took place at the Liverpool Lounge in Belfast in 1987

The man who was arrested, 54, was questioned in Belfast on Wednesday.

Det Insp Stuart Griffin said: "Although these murders happened a long time ago, police would continue to appeal to anyone with information about the shooting and those involved to come forward."