Man (59) arrested as part of investigation into 1992 murder of Newry police officer

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Legacy Investigation Branch, investigating the murder of Constable Colleen McMurray and the attempted murder of her colleague in a mortar attack in Newry in 1992, have today made an arrest.
RUC Constable Colleen McMurray, who was murdered in 1992.RUC Constable Colleen McMurray, who was murdered in 1992.
RUC Constable Colleen McMurray, who was murdered in 1992.

The 59 year old man was arrested under the Terrorism Act at Birmingham Airport, with the assistance of Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands, and will be transported to Northern Ireland for questioning in the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station.

Mrs McMurray, 34, was a passenger in a police car hit by a mortar bomb as it travelled along Merchants Quay. She had only been married for 18 months at the time of the attack.

Her colleague survived but lost both his legs.