Peter McCormack: Third suspect released from custody

A 56-year-old man who was arrested as part of investigations into the murder of Peter McCormack has been released from custody following questioning.

The police investigation continues.

Peter McCormack, who was 42, was shot dead when two gunmen burst into the Thierafurth Inn in Kilcoo on 19 November 1992.

Three other customers, including a 69-year-old man who was registered blind, were injured in the attack.

Two people arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder were released following questioning.

The 56-year-old man was arrested in Belfast on Thursday morning.

The 1992 attack is believed to have been carried out by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

The bar was full of customers who were about to take part in a charity darts match when the gun attack happened.

Police believe the gunmen made their escape in a grey Ford Orion car, which was found abandoned a few miles away from the bar in Tollymore Forest Park.

The car had been stolen from an address in east Belfast earlier in the day.

Issuing a fresh appeal for information in 2023 - on the 31st anniversary of the murder - police said Mr McCormack was "an innocent victim of a sickening sectarian attack".