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Arrest in Basil McAfee murder

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
Basil McAfee
Basil McAfee

Another arrest has been made by detectives investigating the murder of Basil McAfee in North Belfast in December 2013.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have arrested a 39 year old man.

Detective Chief Inspector John McVea said: "The suspect was detained in the north of the city this morning and is being questioned at a Belfast police station.

 "50 year old Mr McAfee’s body was discovered in the living room of his home in Henderson Avenue on 20 December 2013. He was the victim of an attack involving an axe and a knife. He was last seen alive on the evening of 19 December."