Northern Ireland

Man arrested over murder of RUC officer Colleen McMurray is released

Constable Colleen McMurray, 34, was in a police car which was hit by a mortar bomb as it travelled along Merchants Quay in Newry on March 27 1992.

PACEMAKER BELFAST Coleen McMurry Ruc officer killed in car attacked by mortar bomb in Newry 27/3/92
21/02/2024
Detectives from Police Service of Northern Irelands 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.

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.
Coleen McMurry Coleen McMurray's sister Marion Russell sister and husband Philip McMurray picture outside the Police Ombudsman's office in 2021 after a report concluded there were failures in the investigation into Ms McMurray's murder

A man who was arrested at Birmingham Airport by detectives investigating the murder of a police officer in an attack in Northern Ireland more than 30 years ago has been released unconditionally.

Constable Colleen McMurray, 34, was in a police car which was hit by a mortar bomb as it travelled along Merchants Quay in Newry on March 27 1992.

She suffered serious injuries and died in hospital, while another officer who had been driving the car suffered life-changing injuries.



No-one has ever been found responsible for the attack.

Following the release of the 59-year-old man who was arrested on Wednesday morning, the PSNI has said its investigation is continuing.