UPDATE 8pm 28/11/19

The 35 year old man arrested by Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of 73 year old Eugene Carr in 2015 has been released unconditionally.


A 35 year old man has been arrested in the Coleraine area on suspicion of murder in relation to the murder of 73 year old Eugene Carr in Bessbrook in 2015.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team are questioning him at Coleraine Police Station.

The murder scene in Bessbrook in 2015. Photograph:
The murder scene in Bessbrook in 2015. Photograph:

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “Eugene was a father and grandfather and he died in the Royal Victoria Hospital on 17 November 2015 as a result of injuries that he received when he was attacked whilst in his bed at his home in Clogharevan Park, Bessbrook, in the early hours of Monday 31 August 2015. 

DCI Corrigan added “I believe three individuals carried out the attack and Eugene’s family still do not have answers. There is a £20,000 reward for information leading to a successful prosecution; £10,000 from Crimestoppers and £10,000 matched by Eugene’s three daughters. I sincerely hope this substantial reward provides an incentive for those who know anything to come forward and tell police. The number to call is 101 or if you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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