John McCready murder: Man released over 1976 killing

Antrim Police Station The 56-year-old man was questioned at Antrim Police Station

A man arrested in connection with the murder of a Protestant building contractor 38 years ago has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

John McCready, 58, was shot a number of times as he walked home from a club along the Cavehill Road in north Belfast in January 1976.

He died in hospital 10 days later.

The 56-year-old man was arrested in north Belfast on Monday by detectives from the police serious crime branch.

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