Two arrests in Conor McKee murder investigation

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Conor McKee
Conor McKee

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the murder of Conor McKee in North Belfast on Thursday night.

The men, aged 37 and 44, were arrested in Antrim and Belfast.

The Sunday World understands that the men arrested could be related to each other. 

The father of two was found by his mother at the house on Glenpark Street off the Oldpark Road.

The police described the murder of the 31-year-old as "particularly brutal".

It is believed that Mr McKee sustained several stab wounds to his neck.

Meanwhile the police have said that they are investigating a possible drugs link to the murder, and that the victim may have known his killers.

Locals told reporters that the family have lived in the area for decades.

At the time of his murder, Mr McKee had been on bail for drugs offences.