Northern Ireland

Paul McCready murder: Man released pending PPS report

Paul McCready Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Paul McCready died after an altercation in the Donegall Street area

A man arrested by police investigating the murder of a man outside a Belfast pub at the weekend has been released, pending a report to prosecutors.

Paul McCready, a 31-year-old father of two from north Belfast, died in hospital from injuries sustained in the attack in Donegall Street on Sunday.

Police believe he was involved in a row in the Northern Whig pub, which then continued out onto the street.

The 30-year-old man questioned about the attack was arrested at the scene.

CCTV footage

Det Ch Insp Geoffrey Boyce said detectives have carried out "extensive enquiries" since the attack, which took place shortly before 01:00 BST.

Image caption The 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene in the Donegall Street area

"CCTV footage has been examined and statements taken from over 20 people in our effort to gather as much information as possible about this tragic incident," he said.

On Monday, police said members of the public may have filmed the altercation on mobile phones and appealed to witnesses to contact them.

A number of videos had already been made available to detectives.

Mr Boyce added: "I would appeal to those people who were in the Donegall Street area at the time of the incident and who haven't yet got in touch with the investigation team to phone now and tell us what they saw."

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