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Man released over murder of Brian McIlhagga

Brian McIlhagga from Ballymena
Suzanne McGonagle

A 32-year-old man questioned by police in connection with the murder of Brian McIlhagga more than seven years ago has been released unconditionally.

The man had been arrested in the Ballymoney area on Tuesday.

Ms McIlhagga (42), a father-of-five, was beaten and shot after being dragged from a house in Ballymoney on January 5 2015. He died at the scene.

A 33-year-old woman who lived in the property was also attacked by the gang of masked men.

Four children, aged 13 and younger, were present at the time and were left traumatised by the ordeal.

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