Three more held in loyalist murder probe

Three more men were arrested today by police investigating the murder of a leading loyalist during a bitter feud in Belfast nearly a decade ago.

Three more men were arrested today by police investigating the murder of a leading loyalist during a bitter feud in Belfast nearly a decade ago.

They are being questioned about the killing of Tommy English who was shot dead in front of his wife and children in their home in the north of the city in October 2000.

The UDA man was one of several to die during a deadly feud with the Ulster Volunteer Force.

The trio arrested, two aged 32 and the other 31, were detained by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) which is taking a fresh look at unsolved murdered.

The 32-year-olds were detained in the Antrim area and the third man in Glengormley, Co Antrim.

Last week Darren Stuart Moore, from the Mount Vernon area of north Belfast, appeared in court charged with the murder of Mr English and membership of the UVF after being arrested by the HET.

The previous week, loyalist Mark Haddock was taken from the top security Maghaberry prison in Co Antrim, questioned and charged with the murder by the HET.

Haddock is nearing the end of a ten year sentence imposed for an attack on a nightclub doorman.

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