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Man arrested by police investigating murder of disabled pensioner

A man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of disabled Bessbrook pensioner Eugene Carr.

The frail 73-year-old died in November – 10 weeks after he was attacked as he lay in bed.

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man this morning, Wednesday, June 1, in the Newry area.

Two house searches have also been carried out in the Newry and Rathfriland areas.

The Senior Investigating Officer for the case, Detective Chief Inspector Lee McNevison said: “Mr Carr died in the Royal Victoria Hospital on the evening of Tuesday 17 November 2015 as a result of injuries that he received when he was attacked whilst in his bed at his home in Clogharevan Park, Bessbrook, in the early hours of Monday 31 August 2015.

“The 30-year-old man has been taken to Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning.”

A 26-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man who were arrested in the Newry area last September in relation to the attack and remain on police bail pending further enquiries.

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