Peter McCormack: Two arrested over Kilcoo pub murder are released

Two people arrested by police investigating the murder of a man in a County Down bar more than 30 years ago have been released.

Peter McCormack, who was 42, was shot dead when two gunmen burst into the Thierafurth Inn in Kilcoo on 19 November 1992.

Three other customers, including a 69-year-old man who was registered blind, were also injured in the attack.

A 63-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman were arrested on Tuesday.

Police said on Wednesday that the man and woman had "been released following questioning" and that "the investigation continues".

The 1992 attack is believed to have been carried out by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

Issuing a fresh appeal for information in 2023 on the 31st anniversary of the murder, police said Mr McCormack was "an innocent victim of a sickening sectarian attack".

The bar was full of customers who were about to take part in a charity darts match when the gun attack happened.

Police believe the gunmen made their escape in a grey Ford Orion car, which was found abandoned a few miles away from the bar in Tollymore Forest Park.

The car had been stolen from an address in east Belfast earlier in the day.