Kilcoo: Two arrested as part of investigation into 1992 Thierafurth Inn attack

The Thierafurth InnThe Thierafurth Inn
The Thierafurth Inn
Detectives from Legacy Investigation Branch, investigating the murder of Peter McCormack and the attempted murder of others in the Thierafurth Inn in Kilcoo on 19 November 1992, have made two arrests.

Mr McCormack, a 42 year old former schoolteacher from Drumena Road in Kilcoo, was shot dead when two gunmen burst into the public house and opened fire on customers inside at around 9pm.

Three other customers, including a 69-year-old man who was registered blind, were also injured in the attack.

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A 63 year old man and a 58 year old woman were arrested in the South Down area this morning, Tuesday 26 March, under the Terrorism Act.

They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.