Arrest made in Martin O'Hagan murder probe

A man was arrested today by police investigating intimidation of a witness in the inquiry into a journalist’s murder.

The 43-year-old was detained by officers in Northern Ireland as part of the inquiry into the loyalist murder of Martin O’Hagan, 51.

A number of people have been charged since Sunday World reporter Mr O’Hagan was shot dead as he walked home from a pub with his wife in Lurgan, Co Armagh, in 2001.

A police spokesman said today: “A 43-year-old man was arrested by police in Craigavon (Lurgan) this morning as part of police inquiries into the intimidation of a witness and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

“The arrest is linked to the re-investigation of the murder of Martin O’Hagan by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s retrospective murder review team.”

The man was questioned at Lurgan police station and later released pending reports to the prosecution service.

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