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Man (34) arrested in connection with Mark Lovell murder released on bail

Mark Lovell

A third man who had been arrested in connection with the murder of Mark Lovell in Newry has been released on bail.

Detectives had been granted two additional 36-hour periods for questioning following his arrest on Thursday.

Police, on Sunday evening, confirmed that the suspect had been released on bail “to allow for further police enquiries”.

He was the third person arrested in connection with Mr Lovell’s brutal murder in Ardcarn Park on Thursday, December 1.

The other two arrested were also released pending further enquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information which could assist them with their enquiries to call 101 and quote reference number 1600 of 01/12/22.

Mr Lovell, who was 58, was laid to rest in Dundalk on Saturday morning. His son Ebony Hughes, who is wanted in connection with an incident in Newry in May was in attendance, as was his daughter Whitney Hughes who had been granted compassionate bail. She is currently on remand for serious drug charges.

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