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Man arrested in connection with 1990 IRA atrocity

The aftermath of the IRA blast which killed three police officers and a nun in 1990
The aftermath of the IRA blast which killed three police officers and a nun in 1990

A man has been arrested by the PSNI's Legacy Investigation Branch in connection with an IRA bomb in 1990.

The 55-year-old man was arrested in Armagh this morning.

The blast killed killed three police officers, a nun and seriously injured one woman.

 Constable William Hanson, Reserve Constable Joshua Willis and Reserve Constable David Sterrit and Sister Catherine Dunne were killed when a landmine located at a culvert on the Killylea Road Armagh was detonated on the 24th July 1990. 

Detective Inspector Deborah Eakin said: “The male was detained in Armagh this morning on suspicion of a number of offences including the murder of three police officers and a Catholic nun in an explosion on the Killylea Road in Armagh on 24 July 1990.

"He has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning.”