Man arrested at Heathrow over Ian Ogle murder

A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport in connection with a brutal murder, police said.

Ian Ogle, 45, was stabbed 11 times at Cluan Place in East Belfast on January 27.

A suspect aged 33 was detained on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said: “Following excellent partnership working with UK and international partners, a 33-year-old man was detained in Heathrow Airport last night, arrested and conveyed to Northern Ireland.

“He has now been taken to Musgrave Police Station (Belfast) where he is currently in custody being questioned by detectives.

“I would like to renew my appeal for witnesses to this horrific murder.”

Ian Ogle funeral
Ian Ogle funeral

The husband and father of two was viciously attacked by a gang of at least five men and later died from his horrific injuries.

Mr McKenna added: “His skull was fractured and he was savagely stabbed 11 times in the back before being left to die on the street.”

He said an “altercation” took place outside a fast food outlet on the Beersbridge Road in Belfast earlier in the evening.

“Then, shortly before 9.30pm, Ian’s killers parked a black Seat Leon, registration number JGZ 7406 in Langtry Court, just off Templemore Avenue,” he said.

“They walked the short distance to Cluan Place, via Templemore Avenue and the Albertbridge Road. After the attack, they returned to Templemore Avenue – some of the killers got into the car and others dispersed on foot from Langtry Court, through the houses.

“The car was driven along Templemore Avenue, into Major Street and onto the lower Newtownards Road, before being left at Pitt Place.”

Ian Ogle funeral
Ian Ogle funeral

The senior officer said he wanted to hear from anyone who saw a fight on the Beersbridge Road, a group of at least five men walking or running to and from Cluan Place, and a black Seat Leon car at Langtry Court.

All of this happened between 8.30pm and 10pm on Sunday January 27.

Mr McKenna said: “If you were driving in that area or have any dash-cam footage, please contact us. If you have found recently discarded clothing or weapons of any sort, I want to know about that.”