Northern Ireland

Man released in 1976 murder inquiry

Paul McNally
Paul McNally was married with two children

A 60-year-old man arrested in London as part of a renewed investigation into a murder in north Belfast in 1976 has been released unconditionally.

Paul McNally, 26, was fatally wounded and another man seriously injured in a sectarian gun attack outside a bookmaker's shop on the Crumlin Road.

Two gunmen fired on a group of men before escaping in a hijacked car. Mr McNally died two days later.

The 60-year-old had been arrested by PSNI officers on Tuesday morning.

Mr McNally, 26, a plumber, was married with a four-year-old daughter and a five-month-old son.

The investigation was re-opened after police received fresh information.

In February, a 55-year-old man was arrested and later released pending a report being sent to the Public Prosecution Service.