06 June 2006

Two questioned over pub murders


A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the murder of six men in County Down 12 years ago.

The six men were murdered in the Heights Bar, Loughinisland

Both were arrested in the greater Belfast area on Tuesday and are being held for questioning at a police station in Antrim.

Six Catholic men were murdered by loyalist paramilitaries as they watched a soccer match in the Heights Bar, Loughinisland, on 18 June 1994.

The Ulster Volunteer Force was blamed for the attack.

One of the victims, Barney Green, 87, was one of the oldest people to be murdered during the Troubles.

The others who died were Adrian Rogan, 34; Daniel McCreanor, 59; Eamon Byrne, 39; his brother-in-law Patrick O'Hare, 35, and 53-year-old Malcolm Jenkinson.

Five people were also injured in the attack by gunmen armed with an AK47 and a Czech-made rifle.

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