Two arrested in connection with Robert McCartney murder

Police in the North and in Britain have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Belfast man Robert McCartney earlier this year.

Police in the North and in Britain have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Belfast man Robert McCartney earlier this year.

The PSNI said the pair, aged 36 and 49, were arrested during overnight operations in Belfast and the British city of Birmingham.

Mr McCartney, a 33-year-old father-of-two, was beaten and stabbed to death outside a pub in Belfast on January 30, allegedly by senior IRA members.

Several arrests have been made, but nobody has been charged and the McCartney family has accused the republican movement of instigating a campaign to ensure the killers are not brought to justice.

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