Man Held In RUC Murder Probe

Detectives investigating the murder of a policeman in 1981 have made an arrest.

The suspect has been taken to Antrim police station's Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

The 54-year-old man has been arrested and questioned about the murder of RUC Reserve Constable John Proctor almost 30 years ago.

The off-duty part time RUC man was shot in the Mid Ulster hospital car park as he visited his wife and their newborn son.

Mr Proctor, a father-of-two, was 25, and had been an RUC reservist for two years.

The man was detained in Swatragh, Co Londonderry on Monday morning by the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch.

The shock killing was all the more tragic as tragically, Constable Proctor had been a pallbearer at the funeral of a UDR soldier and personal friend gunned down by an IRA gunman in a neighbouring village of Maghera two days earlier.


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