Jonathan Cairns murder: Man is freed on bail

Jonathan Cairns Image copyright Cairns Family
Image caption Jonathan Cairns was 18 when he died

A man arrested in connection with the death of a County Londonderry teenager 20 years ago has been released on police bail.

Jonathan Cairns was 18 when he was attacked in Ballykelly on his way home from a night out on 25 April 1999.

His body was found in a shallow grave in Loughermore Forest, about five miles from his home, the next day.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday. He has been released pending further inquiries.

The investigation into Mr Cairns' murder has involved more than 2,500 witnesses, statements from almost 900 people and 20 searches.

A man was jailed for helping to dispose of his body but no-one has ever been convicted of his murder.

In April, the teenager's parents made a fresh appeal for information on the 20th anniversary of his death.

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