Man arrested in Ian Ogle murder investigation

A man aged 40 has been arrested as part of the Ian Ogle murder investigation.

He was detained on Tuesday in Belfast on suspicion of murder, police said, and is being questioned by detectives at Musgrave Street police station.

Mr Ogle was a community worker aged 45 who was stabbed 11 times in the back during a frenzied attack in Cluan Place, east Belfast, on January 27.

He was left for dead on his own street, his daughter said, dying in his son’s arms.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said: “We arrested the man on suspicion of murder in Belfast today.

“At this time, I would also reiterate my appeal for witnesses to this horrific murder. Ian Ogle was subjected to a brutal attack.

“His skull was fractured and he was savagely stabbed 11 times in the back before being left to die on the street. His family deserve justice.”

- Press Association

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