Northern Ireland

Nelson Cheung Randalstown murder: Teenage girls released

Nelson Cheung, who owned a Chinese restaurant in Randalstown Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption Nelson Cheung was murdered after his car was forced off the road near Randalstown

Two teenage girls arrested in connection with the murder of a businessman in County Antrim earlier this month have been released.

Chinese restaurateur Nelson Cheung, 65, was attacked and stabbed at Caddy Road, near Randalstown, on 8 January.

A 16-year-old girl was arrested in Randalstown on Wednesday morning and a 17-year-old girl was detained by detectives on Wednesday evening.

Both have now been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A second 16-year-old girl who was also arrested in the town on Wednesday morning was released on bail pending further inquiries later that day.

Mr Cheung was attacked after his car was forced off the road. His wife, Winnie, 57, was injured.

Three men have already appeared in court charged with his murder. They deny the charge.

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