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James Gibson murder: Man released after questioning over killing of ex-UDR soldier

A 54-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of ex-UDR man James Gibson in 1982

A 54-YEAR-OLD man has been released after being arrested by officers from the PSNI's Legacy Investigation Branch about the murder of James Gibson in Co Tyrone in 1982.

Mr Gibson (50) was shot dead by the IRA as he stopped his Ulsterbus to let children off at Annaghmore crossroads outside Coalisland.

The victim, from Dungannon, was a former UDR soldier.

The 54-year-old man was arrested yesterday. He was released pending a report being sent to the PPS.

In 1984, a 21-year-old man from Coalisland was convicted of IRA membership and given a life sentence for Mr Gibson's murder.

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