Roe Valley arrest in 2009 Derry murder probe

Detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Jim McConnell in Derry four years ago made a second arrest in the Roe Valley area this week.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Limavady on Wednesday as part of the probe into the 2009 murder of Jim McConnell. The detained man was later released on police bail.

Wednesday’s arrest in the Roe Valley area is the second in as many months by police investigating the 2009 murder.

In July, a 48-year-old man from the Dungiven area was arrested as part of the investigation. He was later released on bail, pending the outcome of forensic tests on items seized during searches conducted in the area at the time.

Mr McConnell, who was 38, was shot by two masked men at his home in Woodland Avenue in Derry on 11 February 2009.

The shooting of Mr McConnell, who was known as Jim,was claimed by the INLA.