Northern Ireland

Paul Quinn: Police find vehicle parts during illegal waste search

Paul Quinn murder search
Image caption A digger was brought in to help the police search operation

Irish police investigating the murder of County Armagh man, Paul Quinn, have said vehicle parts were among the items found in a quantity of illegal waste in County Monaghan.

The 21-year-old, who was beaten to death, was found in a barn in Oram, County Monaghan, in October 2007.

Searches of a farm near Castleblayney, on the border between Armagh and Monaghan, began on Thursday morning.

A man in his 50s, who was arrested, was released without charge on Friday.

The BBC understands that specialist ground radar equipment was used to search the area and showed up a large amount of buried items.

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Image caption Paul Quinn was 21 when he was murdered

A digger was brought in to excavate the items, which were found to be illegal waste, including large household objects.

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