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UPDATE: Sixth arrest in Kevin McGuigan murder investigation

Kevin McGuigan was murdered last Wednesday
Kevin McGuigan was murdered last Wednesday

Another person has been arrested by police investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan in the Short Strand last Wednesday evening.

A sixth person has been arrested by police investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast last Wednesday night.

The 32-year-old woman was arrested by detectives from the Serious Crime Branch in Belfast today.

She has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning. 

Five people previously arrested remain in custody. 

Earlier today a 49-year-old was arrested in the greater Belfast area.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said: ”The suspect has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning. Four other men arrested yesterday remain in custody. A number of searches are currently taking place in various parts of Belfast.”

Last night Shankill bomber Sean Kelly was quizzed by police investigating the murder of the father of three. 

Many believe the hit was in retaliation for the murder of top republican Gerard 'Jock' Davison in May, but some leading republicans remain unconvinced that McGuigan was behind Jock's murder.