Northern Ireland

Man arrested in England over Armagh double murder

The remains of the house where the attack happened
Image caption The remains of the house where the attack happened

A man has been arrested in England by detectives investigating a double murder in County Armagh in 2006.

Christopher Smith, 33, was arrested in the Essex area on Wednesday.

He is expected to appear before Armagh Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.

Thomas O'Hare, 33, and Lisa McClatchey, 21, were beaten with hammers and doused in petrol before being set alight at their home on Foley Road in Tassagh, near Keady, in November 2006.

Three brothers of Mr Smith are in custody awaiting trial for the murders.

Niall Smith, 37, and Stephen Smith, 29, of Mourneview, Mowhan, County Armagh and Martin Smith, 40, with an address at Kevlin Glen, Omagh, deny the murder charges, and also deny arson with intent to endanger life.