Murder suspect arrested at Birmingham Airport after flight from Thailand

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Murder suspect arrested at Birmingham Airport after flight from Thailand


A man suspected of murdering a father-of-two in a mistaken identity shooting in Sheldon, Birmingham has been arrested after arriving at Birmingham Airport on a flight from Thailand.

ITV News reports that police are to question the 33-year-old suspect who was detained as he got off a plane from Thailand at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Marlon O'Reilly, 33, was drinking with friends at the Dovecote pub in Sheldon when he was shot dead on 10 May.

According to Sky News, detectives believe O'Reilly was a victim of mistaken identity.

His cousin Hayley O'Reilly said: "They were after somebody who was wearing the same T-shirt as Marlon, and that's why Marlon was murdered, because he had a T-shirt that looked similar to somebody.

"It was a mindless act and the person who did it needs to be brought to justice."

Three other men and a woman who were arrested in connection with the murder have been bailed.

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